Our student composers take a comic turn this season with Prima Zombie, the Diva that just wouldn’t stay dead. Sandra Horst conducts this outside-the-box operatic event based on an original libretto by Michael Patrick Albano. A cabal of disgruntled music critics, disenchanted with the current state of opera, unearth and electrify the corpse of the celebrated 19th century diva Nellie Melba. Prima Zombie parodies operatic obsession, diva worship and the fickle fame of performance art.
MacMillan Theatre, 80 Queen's Park
Made possible through a generous gift from Dianne W. Henderson.
Additional funding provided by donors to the Opera Production Fund and by members of Continuo,
UofT Opera’s annual giving program.
Opera Talk, a pre-performance lecture, will be given half an hour prior to each MacMillan Theatre performance in Room 130.
All MacMillan Theatre productions are given with Surtitles.