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Ivy (Quebec), librettist

How did your collaboration on La nuit est ma femme start? It was in spring 2017, when I was participating in the creation of the show Nikamu Mamuitun – Chansons rassembleuses that Mathilde Côté spoke to me about the creation... Read More

Farangis Nurulla-Khoja (Tadjikistan), composer

How would you define your style? It fascinates me to construct an extreme musical tension, an acoustic landscape like a charged and unwavering energetic state, which can be compared to an emotional state of anger. I like to focus on... Read More

Larry Tremblay (Quebec), librettist

How did your collaboration on this opera project begin? With a telephone call from “Chants libres.” In fact, it was Pauline Vaillancourt who, after reading L’orangeraie, had the idea to suggest that I produce a libretto on this. A short... Read More

Ana Candida Carneiro (Brazil), librettist

How did your collaboration on this opera project with Analía Llugdar begin? I had written a radioplay for a Mexican composer who is a friend of Analia Llugdar, Javier Maldonado. She reached out to him because she was having problems with... Read More

Analía Llugdar (Argentina), composer

Briefly introduce yourself I am an Argentine-Canadian composer, I seek through music to create a soundscape that draws on human emotions, through their strengths, frustrations and poetry. How would you define your style? My style is based on the search... Read More

Rose Naggar-Tremblay (Quebec), librettist

How did your collaboration on this opera project with Mathilde Côté begin? Mathilde and I met in our teens, at the Petite-Vallée song camp. Since then, we have collaborated on many projects, and as soon as she told me about... Read More

Mathilde Côté (Quebec), composer

How would you define your style? Most of the time, my music is resolutely melodic and narrative. When I approach a text for a vocal work, I stay very close to the dramatic content of that text to compose, to... Read More

David Côté (USA), librettist

How did you start collaborating on this opera project with Stefan Weisman? American Atheist is our third opera together, after the 30-minute one-act opera, Fade (2008) and the full-length opera, The Scarlet Ibis (2015). Our collaboration is strong, and we naturally flow from... Read More

Stefan Weisman (USA), composer

How would you define your style? I have been very inspired by American minimalist music, but I don’t think of myself as a minimalist composer, or even a “post-minimalist” composer, although I suppose that some elements of that style might... Read More

Clio Em (Canada), librettist

How did you start your collaboration on this Opera project (Sleep) with composer Anthony R. Green? In 2015 I decided to write a short story about a robot and human locked in tragic conflict, and called it SLEEP* I first... Read More