The Inventor

Digital Release out now

A deluxe limited edition 2-CD set of The Inventor is now available for purchase in the Symphony Gift Shop at the Orpheum. Bramwell Tovey leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and renowned soloists in a special 2012 concert performance of his own opera.

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The Inventor
Bramwell Tovey, Conductor & Composer

The Inventor was commissioned by the Calgary Opera Association, with the generous assistance of The Canadian Opera Commission Fund, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Premiere performances:

January 29, February 2 & 4, 2011
Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Cantaré Children’s Choir: Catherine Glaser Climie, Founder & Artistic Director
Bramwell Tovey, conductor & composer
John Murrell, librettist

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Recorded live in performance:

June 9 & 11, 2012
Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Bramwell Tovey, conductor & composer
John Murrell, librettist
Erin Wall, soprano (Cecilia)
Laura Whalen, soprano (Mary)
Judith Forst, mezzo-soprano (Louise)
Roger Honeywell, tenor (Smoot)
James Westman, baritone (Sandy Keith)
Phillip Ens, bass (Alexander Keith the Elder, Julius Hammer, The man who scratches and smells, J.J. Fuchs, Bremerhaven policeman)
UBC Opera Ensemble: Nancy Hermiston, Director
Denise Ball, Recording Producer
Don Harder, Recording Engineer, Digital Editing and Mastering

Erin Wall, soprano

Judith Forst, mezzo-soprano

James Westman, baritone

UBC Opera Ensemble