Published Oct 14, 2015If you thought boundary-pushing punk rock and the ancient art of opera were mutually exclusive, think again. Members of Fucked Up have teamed with director Michael Hidetoshi Mori for a new production called Metallurgy that will allow audiences to watch the two worlds collide this fall in Toronto.
The performances will be come to life as part of Tapestry Opera's Tap:Ex series, and feature music from Fucked Up's Mike Haliechuk, Jonah Falco and Josh Zucker. Their compositions will be given an operatic twist thanks to vocals from mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó and tenor David Pomeroy.
The show's roster also includes guest composer Ivan Barbotin and guest librettist David James Brock.
According to a press release, Mettalurgy aims to encapsulate Tap:Ex's commitment to "experimentation and innovation," exploring "modes through which opera might assume a twenty-first century rebirth."
The production's four-show run begins on November 19 and will wrap up with a day of double performances on November 21 at the Ernest Balmer Studio. If you're interested in jumping on board for the sonic adventure, full details can be found through Tapestry Opera here.