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Toronto punk band F*cked Up goes to the opera

Toronto's Tapestry Opera isn't your typical opera company. While it showcases some of Canada's top musical and theatrical talent, it also offers a rather different experience than what you'd find within the confines of the Four Seasons Centre. And, it's collaborating with members of Toronto's F*cked Up to kick off its 36th season.

Tapestry Opera describes its Tap:Ex Metallurgy as a combination of opera and punk music. It's the third show in its Tap:Ex series, a series that aims to explore the future of the operatic art form. Previously, it brought turntable artist and DJ Nicole Liz茅e on stage with acclaimed soprano Carla Huhtanen.

F*cked Up members Jonah Falco, Mike Haliechuk and Josh Zucker created Tap:Ex Metallurgy with Michael Hidetoshi Mori, who's also the director. To round out the creative team, Ivan Barbotin was the guest composer and David James Brock the librettist. Jordan de Souza, Tapestry's resident conductor, will play piano (or keys).

Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szab贸, who's currently playing Thisbe in the Canadian Opera Company's (COC) world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe, will perform it alongside Canadian tenor David Pomeroy.

Now, this isn't F*cked Up's first foray into opera. The Polaris Prize-winning band contributed a 17 minute Italian art song for the Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review compilation project by Arts & Crafts, the Globe and Mail and the COC.

Tap:Ex Metallurgy runs from November 19 to November 21 and tickets are on sale now.

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