SUN. JAN. 21st, 2024 – 3 pm

SOPHIE: Alondra Vega-Zaldivar with Bryn Blackwood

SOPHIE is a one woman opera that follows the life of a theatre actress, originally written in 2014/15 for Alondra Vega-Zaldivar’s Master’s Thesis and is dedicated to her grandfather. SOPHIE welcomes reporters to her home to talk about her lustrous career and her life living with schizophrenia. But as the stories unfold, her world crumbles into a brutal reality.”

​Premiered to great acclaim at the Toronto Fringe Festival, the creator herself, Alondra Vega-Zaldivar, performs! And Bryn Blackwood’s piano playing brings you right into this new world.

Come for your front row seat into the innermost corners of the protagonist’s mind as she journeys through self awareness and triumphant survival. Acclaimed communicator, Joy Foster, will conduct a short Q&A with everyone after the performance.

Limited to 50 guests, your $45 ticket includes a wine reception and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Proceeds help underserved kids through

“I am a crazy artist in love with music and singing! Originally from Cuba, in Canada I fell in love with Opera singing… and then with singing pieces by living composers. And so I created the Art Song Collaborative Project to bring everything together.

I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Music Composition and I speak three languages and I am learning two more. Over time, I became a Performer, Producer, Director, Curator, Grant Writer, and Teacher! This myriad of hats I’ve had to don have taught me quite a few useful skills that you need if you want to live as an artist in Canada.

I find inspiration in everything that surrounds me!”

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