About Neil Weisensel, composer of Gisela in Her Bathtub

We’re thrilled to be producing our first Canadian opera in 2012, Neil Weisensel and Michael Cavanagh’s Gisela in Her Bathtub.

Neil Weisensel is a Vancouver-based composer, conductor, and producer. His operas have seen over one hundred performances across Canada, presented by companies such as Edmonton Opera and Opera Lyra Ottawa. Mr. Weisensel has also composed works for orchestra, a musical, chamber music, and music for big band. In addition, he has composed and produced a wide variety of music for feature film and documentaries for networks such as Bravo!, TSN, WTN, and CTV Sportsnet. In 2000, with support from the Vancouver Opera Guild and the Canada Council, he completed The Master’s Stroke, a full-length comic opera about golf which was premièred in Winnipeg. More recently, he orchestrated and arranged music for The Masque Affect, a new mega-musical about Handel, received a commission from the BC Arts Council for a new piece of chamber music, and was awarded a major fellowship from Opera.ca and OPERA America. Mr. Weisensel holds a Master’s Degree in Composition from UBC and is a member of the Canadian Music Centre.

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