The Vinland Traveler
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: Caroline Schiller (Director/Music Director)
Original Cast: Calvin Powell (Snorri/Karlsefni)
Jonathan Reed (The Merchant/Thorvald)
Suzanne Rigden (Ingvildur/The Puffin)
Sharon Tikiryan (Gudrid)
Premiere Date: May 17, 2006
Producing Company: MUN Opera Roadshow
Description: The year is 1030 AD. Snorri, an Icelandic farmer searches Europe to reveal the story of his parents’ journey to the New World. It is the story of Snorri’s own birth and the Viking’s struggle to overcome their own violent nature in the face of unknown peril.
Character List (Major): 4 singers (S, Mz, T, Bar)
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: Piano
Musical Style: Contemporary lyrical opera
Contact: Dean Burry
E-mail Address: deanburry@rogers.com
Phone: 416-762-1140
Composer Web Site: http://www.deanburry.com
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