Love Songs

Love Songs, by Ana Sokolovic

February 11, 12 & 14, 2011

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings

For ticket information, please contact Touchstone at 604-709-9973 or buy online using the button to the left.

By Ana Sokolovic

Say "I Love You" in 100 different languages!

Love Songs is an opera-for-one, a spectacularly virtuosic tour de force for singer Shannon Mercer. Working with the great love poems of many languages, including Shakespeare, Catullus, Walt Whitman and Amarusataka, composer Ana Sokolovic carries us through all the dizzying states of love, going far beyond traditional operatic use of the voice. Toronto’s award-winning Queen of Puddings Music Theatre creates and produces original Canadian chamber opera/music-theatre works and premiered Love Songs in 2008. Since then the show has toured to Montreal, Paris, the prestigious Holland Festival, and the Zagreb International Contemporary Music Biennale where it created a sensation and was declared best production.

“a magnificent work . . .Sokolovic breathes new life into Canadian music theatre/opera”
- The Globe and Mail

Book now for our special Valentine's Day Performance!

VALENTINE'S WEEKEND DINNER & A SHOW SPECIAL OFFER:  When you reserve tickets you will recieve a special pre- and post-show discount at three of Gastown's most intriguing eateries: Salt Tasting Room, Judas Goat Taberna and the Irish Heather Gastropub.  Situated in and around historic Blood Alley, all three are within walking distance of the theatre. 


Ana Sokolovic’s repertoire includes works for soloists, voice, orchestra and several pieces of chamber music. They have been performed all over her native Canada, and as far away as France, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Great Britain, USA, India and Serbia. Her many awards include three wins in SOCAN’s Competition for Young Composers, the Opus Prize, presented by the Quebec Music Council for composer of the year, and the 2009 National Arts Centre Award which includes residencies and commissions for the NAC Orchestra for the next 5 years. Her relationship with Queen of Puddings began with her first opera, The Midnight Court, which toured to the Royal Opera House in London in 2006.


Production Credits

Photo of Shannon Mercer by John Lauener

Queen of Puddings Music Theatre
Co-presented with Vancouver New Music and SFU Woodward's
Music Director: Dairine Ni Mheadhra
Director / Choreographer: Marie-Josee Chartier
Singer: Shannon Mercer
Lighting: Bonnie Beecher & Rava Javanfar