The Opera Project was conceived by Tom Cone and Karen Matthews in Fall 2010. The first commissions, including Tom's Love Thy Neighbour (for the libretto see ti-TCR #4), were performed in May 2011. The second set, including Unnatural, was presented on September 22, 2012. The evening was dedicated to Tom Cone.
James Coomber, composer
Dave Deveau, librettist
Steven Belanger, baritone
Lee Plested, bass
Martin Fisk, vibraphone
Colin Browne's introduction to The Opera Project and the text of the libretto appear in TCR 3.18 / Fall 2012.
Photograph by Marian Penner Bancroft.
Recording by Matthew Stephanson.