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Nelson group to stage second opera

The Queen City is getting set to mount its second operatic world premiere – but this time with a slight twist.

Just three years after the very successful, KHAOS, the Amy Ferguson Institute has announced it has yet another work by a Nelson-based composer.

Producer Marty Horswill says they were won over by Doug Jamieson’s proposal.


Jamieson’s story is titled Jorinda and is based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale he used to read to his children.

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Jamieson – a native of Ontario – has been awarded eight Ontario Arts Council commissions, two Canada council commissions and has scored music for nine films and videos.

The opera will be ready late next year.

*Picture – Puppet master, Simone Varey, (right) describes her concept for the puppetry in Jorinda with the opera’s creative team, (left to right) producer, Marty Horswill, stage director, Geoff Burns and composer and musical director, Doug Jamieson (standing).

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