Parlando: The COC Blog

7/3/2012

2012/2013 Artist Basics: Atom Egoyan

What he'll be doing with us: Atom Egoyan, switching from film director to opera director, will bring his production of Salome back to the COC in the spring of 2013.

Where you might have seen him: He's primarily known as a film director, nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay) for The Sweet Hereafter in 1997. Some of his other best-known films are Ararat (2002), Exotica (1994), and Chloe (2009). He's also done plenty of directing for live theatre: earlier this year he directed Cruel and Tender for Canadian Stage. He's no stranger to the COC, either – you might have seen his Salome for the COC in 1996 or 2002, or his Die Walküre in 2004/2006.

Interviews and profiles: In this video interview, Egoyan talks about how he came to the opera world and what makes opera directing so artistically rewarding:

Sneak preview: The essay "Seeing and Hearing Egoyan's 'Salome'," part of which is available via Google Books, takes a detailed look at the production (as it appeared in its last incarnation). Also, take a look at some photos from the production!

Photo of Atom Egoyan by Anthony Woods.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001