In the Shadow of Rob Ford Opera, First Version (from Encounters)

Instrumentation soprano, 2 tenors, female chorus, 3 fl, 2 cl, bsn, bar sax, 2 tpt, tbn, timp, 3perc, pno, hp, 2 vln
Duration 9:00
Year Composed 2013
Librettist Michael Patrick Albano
Director Erik Thor

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 Locale: Downtown Toronto

The Saturday morning picketers gather outside Toronto city hall to protest the antics of Mayor, Rob Ford and in the midst of it all…a romantic encounter.


  • January 30, 2014—gamUT Ensemble, Adanya Dunn, soprano, Ryan Downey, and William Ford, tenors, Sandra Horst, cond.
    New Music Festival, MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)


To obtain a copy of the score, contact Keyan Emami.