Premiere of "Earth"

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

Premiering Earth, a live recording from the

collaborative COF 2020 project.

A collaboration between creative minds in the community, Earth was performed and recorded live by VCO orchestra and performers during physically-distanced sessions in August/September 2020. The audio recording is now available to enjoy!

Earth tells the tale of a planet in pain, and brings up topics surrounding climate change with a multi-dimensional lens. The opera personifies the Earth, Moon, Sun, and Stars, and uses them as means for a conversation about responsibility, adaptability, and change.


Allison Walmsley - The Sun

Bree Horton - The Moon

Camilo Rodríguez-Cuadrado - The Earth


Alyssa Bonsi - Soprano

Lynne McIntee - Soprano

Rebecca Chapeskie - Alto

Patrick de Carmo - Tenor

Roland Kessler - Bass

Dylan Langan - Bass


Zach Daza - Conductor

Tawnya Convoy - Flute

Chris Todd - Clarinet

Rachel Arseneau - Clarinet

Emerson Berglund - Horn

Hayley Burgess - Horn

Ryan Minten - Trombone

Dylan Langan - Piano

Justin Leckie - Violin 1

Devon Hearn - Violin 2

Ken Kosow - Viola

Murray Dunne - Cello

Alex Gage - Bass

Creative Team

Jessica Bertrand

Rebecca Chapeskie

Zach Daza

Ken Kosow

Emily Janet

Dylan Langan

Shan Powell

Emma Verdonk

Windsor Viney

Alexander "Sandy" Wright

Karen Yeats

Community Opera Fest 2020 is a project made possible by a grant from the

Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation. Learn more at

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