Essential Opera presents "December" by Monica Pearce

Mon, Dec 21 at 8pm

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This ticket gets you the link to Monica Pearce's opera December. The world première is December 21 at 8 PM Atlantic Time. You will receive the link to the video by or before the 21st.
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Join us for the world première of Monica Pearce’s opera “December”


a one-act opera for three sopranos and string quartet


The Team:

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


Program Note:

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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