Essential Opera presents "December" by Monica Pearce
Mon, Dec 21 at 8pm
Join us for the world première of Monica Pearce’s opera “December”
a one-act opera for three sopranos and string quartet
Cast: Erin Bardua, Maureen Batt, Danielle Buonaiuto
MD/Conductor: Tara Scott
String Quartet: Jennifer Jones, Anne Simons, Alexandra Bates, Hilary Brown
Video director: Halley Davies
Video editor: Claire Fraser
Audio engineering NS: Leaf Music
Producer: Ben B. Creelman
Audio engineering NYC: Jennifer Nulsen
December is about two women (Julia and Natasha) in the first year of their relationship who are preparing to meet Julia’s parents for the first time. They are taking a trip to Julia’s family home for the holidays and the opera follows them as they prepare and pack for the trip, and Julia’s time waiting/stressing at the airport security line. Their trip is with Top Priority Air, represented by a Top Priority Air spokesperson, a customer service representative, and a security officer.
December was written for Essential Opera with support from the SOCAN Foundation commissioning matching program and private donors.
This film production is funded by Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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