City Opera Vancouver has received.CITY OPERA VANCOUVER HAS RECEIVED a commissioning grant of $16,000 from the Canada Council The Canada Council for the Arts, commonly called the Canada Council, is an arts council of the Government of Canada created to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts. It was introduced by Parliament in 1957. to support Pauline, a new opera set in Vancouver in March, 1913, during the last week in artist Pauline Johnson's life Composer Christos Hatzis is setting a libretto libretto (ləbrĕt`ō) [Ital.,=little book], the text of an opera or an oratorio. Although a play usually emphasizes an integrated plot, a libretto is most often a loose plot connecting a series of episodes. by Margaret Atwood, and the piece is being written as a vehicle for mezzo mez·zo
n. pl. mez·zos
Music moderately; quite: mezzo-forte
pl -zos Judith Forst Judith Doris Forst (born November 7, 1943) is a Canadian mezzo-soprano.
Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, she received a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia in 1964.
In 1991, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. . The premiere will take place at a restored, 650-seaton Pantages Theatre on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside early in 2011, and there are plans to release the premiere on Naxos Records in a projected new Canadian Classics series.