The Brothers Grimm
Composer: Dean Burry
Composer Bio: Canadian composer/librettist Dean Burry has worked mainly in the operatic field, with a strong desire to create meaningful yet entertaining works for young audiences and families. His opera "The Brothers Grimm" may be the most performed Canadian opera.
Librettist: Dean Burry
Other Artistic Personnel: Robert McQueen (Director)
Kevin McAllister (Designer)
Mimi Mekler (Dramaturg)
Albert Krywolt (Music Director)
Original Cast: David Pomeroy (Wilhelm)
Joseph Kalser (Jacob)
Shannon Mercer (Fraulein Wild)
Debora Overes (Fraulein Viehman)
Work Web Site: http://www.deanburry.com/operatheatre.html#brothersgrimm
Premiere Date: April 30, 2001
Producing Company: Canadian Opera Company
Description: At the urging of their publisher, Brentano, the Brothers Grimm meet with various citizens of their town to collect folk tales. The stories themselves are transformed by the imaginations of the Grimm Brothers from dull factual recitations to exciting fairy tales.
Character List (Major): 3 Men/2 Women
Comments: This work is to be performed for the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio School Tour.
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: Piano or chamber ensemble (Pno, vln, clar,DB)
Musical Style: Modern/music theater
Contact: Canadian Opera Company
Address: 227 Front Street, East
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E8 Canada
E-mail Address: paulc@coc.ca
Phone: 416-306-2332
Composer Web Site: http://www.deanburry.com
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2004 Canadian Opera Creation Fund Documentation
Project Name: The Brothers Grimm, CD Project
Awardee: Canadian Opera Company
Director:
Conductor: Derek Bates
Designer:
Audio Visual Materials
Video:
Nashville Opera


Images:

From left to right: Melinda Delorme (Fraulein Viehmann), Lisa DiMaria (Rapunzel)
Courtesy of: Canadian Opera Company; Photo credit: Gary Beechey

From left to right: Virginia Hatfield (Little Red Riding Cap), Sonya Gosse (the Wolf), Victor Micallef (Wilhelm Grimm), Peter Barrett (Jacob Grimm)
Courtesy of: Canadian Opera Company; Photo credit: Gary Beechey

From left to right: Sonya Gosse (the Wolf), Tamara Hummel (Little Red Riding Cap), Peter Collins (Wilhelm Grimm), Peter Barrett (Jacob Grimm)
Courtesy of: Canadian Opera Company; Photo credit: Gary Beechey

From left to right: Melinda Delorme (the Wolf), Lisa DiMaria (Little Red Riding Cap)
Courtesy of: Canadian Opera Company; Photo credit: Gary Beechey

From left to right: Peter Barrett (the King), Tamara Hummel (the Queen)
Courtesy of: Canadian Opera Company; Photo credit: Gary Beechey
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