Gisela in Her Bathtub by Neil Weisensel: 2012 Halifax Summer Opera Workshop repertoire

The third of our three programmes for the 2012 HSOW will be an evening of One Act Operas in English,and we’re thrilled to present the Halifax premiere of Gisela in Her Bathtub, a comic opera by Canadian composer Neil Weisensel and librettist Michael Cavanagh.

Gisela lounges in the tub to soak her modern cares away while she tries to finish reading an epic historical romance, in spite of interruptions. The setting of the novel is wind-swept ninth century Iceland. Great loves are won and lost, blood is shed, and the bathwater of the gods is splashed on the tile floor of antiquity.

Music Director:  Jennifer Szeto
Stage Director:  Bonnie Archibald-Awalt
Vocal Coach:  Lucy Hayes Davis

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