This week’s episode features conversations with Prof. John Beckwith, a Canadian composer, scholar and educator who is also a member of the Order of Canada, and Prof. Robin Elliott, the Jean A. Chalmers Chair of Canadian Music at the University of Toronto. They share their encounters with Louis Riel and help position the opera in a broader trajectory of Canadian music history.
Next week, we will be speaking with three opera scholars – Profs. Colleen Renihan, Colette Simonot, and Sherry Lee- on the opera and issues of representation, with particular focus on the character of Riel.
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