Alaina is a daring young opera director, and production manager based in Toronto. She is the founder and Artistic Director of indie opera company Loose Tea Music Theatre where she collaborates with DJ's, projection artist and filmmakers to produce genre breaking productions. With them she has directed re-imagined contemporary versions of Dissociative Me (Gounod's Faust), Love in the Age of AutoCorrect (Mozart/Stravinsky) and La Tragedie de Carmen (Bizet).
Currently she is leading a re-focus of Bizet’s Carmen as #YesAllWomen that discusses current social issues like gender equality, class society and the impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Alaina developed an improv opera show called “Whose Opera is it Anyway” that has toured to sold out houses and has a monthly show in Toronto. The summer of 2018 saw Loose Tea partnering with Toronto Summer Music Festival on a fully staged version of L'Histoire du Soldat at Koerner Hall.
Opera Going Toronto says “Loose Tea Music Theatre casts a disproportionately long artistic shadow…is a prime example of what makes this compact company well worth watching ...”
Loose Tea was invited to perform for the Rhubarb Festival 2016 with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre with Trance Symphony No.5, a Trance/Classical Dance experience of Beethoven’s popular Symphony no.5 with live orchestra and trace DJ. Musical Toronto has said “If this is any indication of the direction of Loose Tea in the future – you’ll want to see what they come up with next”.
Alaina has directed and designed HausMusik for Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Orchestra and was Artistic Director for two season for SOPAC Ottawa presenting Suor Angelica, Pagliacci and Cendrillon to critical acclaim. She also directed/designed L’isola Disabitata for Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra in Ottawa for their 40th anniversary.
Coming up in 2019, Alaina is Resident Stage Director for Toronto City Opera and will be premiering a new chamber opera about the lost and edited pages from Anne Frank’s diary with Loose Tea.
Alaina works at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as the Assistant Production Manager and is a member of Indie Opera Toronto.
DECEMBER 6, 2018 @ 7:30pm
DECEMBER 7, 2018 @ 7:30pm
DECEMBER 9, 2018 @ 2:00pm
Mozart's commedia per musica about the tyranny off social inequality. Opera that transcends the lighthearted innocence of opera buffa. Ageless themes of vengeance and forgiveness, freedom and wisdom, and love conquering lust.
Sung in Italian, with English surtitles
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