The Grand Salle at L'Opéra Bastille, one of the homes of the Opéra National. Designed by a Canadian architect, by the way.
As many of you know, Biblioasis poet and sometimes-editor Zachariah Wells has successfully raised $2321 in a “Francs for France” indiegogo campaign to get himself (and his mother) to Paris. The occasion? He’ll be visiting the Opéra National, where his poetry will be performed in song settings by Canadian composer Erik Ross. These three pieces, as sung by baritone Phillip Addis with piano accompaniment by Emily Hamper, premiered in Toronto on December 19th. For more information see the story in Quill & Quire or watch an interview with Zach on Global Halifax’s Morning News.