RUFUS WAINWRIGHT'S OPERA "HADRIAN" NOMINATED FOR AWARDS

I am delighted to announce, that Rufus Wainwright's second opera, "Hadrian", featuring Wainwright's incredible, dissonant adaptation of my ancient lyre theme, "Hymn to Zeus" in two of the scenes, has now been nominated in seven categories for the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards!





The Dora Mavor Moore Awards recognises excellence in professional theatre, dance, and opera in Toronto.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 49 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Silver Ticket Award and the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award will be presented.


Here are the Hadrian Opera nominations:

Outstanding Production

Outstanding New Opera – writer Daniel MacIvor and composer Rufus Wainwright

Outstanding Performance of an Individual – Ambur Braid


Outstanding Performance of an Individual – Thomas Hampson


Scenic Design – Michael Gianfrancesco;


Projection Design – Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy


Outstanding Costume Design – Gillian Gallow


Outstanding Lighting Design – Bonnie Beecher


Rufus Wainwright's "Hadrian" premiered at the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto on 13th October 2018. My "Hymn to Zeus" was adapted by Rufus Wainwright in Act II, Scene IV; when Hadrian was allowed to travel back in time to relive the moment he first met his lover, Antinous and also in Act III, Scene VIII; when Hadrian is allowed to travel back in time - to finally discover the truth about Antinous's tragic death:








 

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