This week’s episode features three Canadian musicologists – Profs. Colette Simonot of Brandon University, Colleen Renihan of Queen’s University and Sherry Lee of the University of Toronto- who offer their insights to Louis Riel the opera, in its past and present iterations. Our conversations touched on the 2005 McGill production, as well as the 2010 University of British Columbia production of Louis Riel, in addition to reflecting on what we hope to see in this year’s Canadian Opera Company revival of the opera.
Part one of the podcast features our conversations with Profs. Colette Simonot and Colleen Renihan, and part two is our conversation with Prof. Sherry Lee.
Tune in next week to hear our conversation with Peter Hinton, the director of the COC’s production of Louis Riel.
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Correction: Prof. Simonot has since informed me that she misremembered when discussing the McGill production of Louis Riel and wishes to clarify that Mavor Moore was not in attendance then.