The Virgin Charlie

An opera comedy in one act where an unexpected recipient bears an immense responsibility!

Librettist: Taylor Marie Graham
Composer: William Rowson

The Virgin Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:
A dark comedy in retro musical theatre form: Charlie regularly performs a musical drag act as The Virgin Mary. Feeling under the weather for some time, Charlie receives a visitor in his dressing room. It is the real Mary, Mother of God, and she is here to deliver a message!

Productions:
May 2016 – Hamilton’s Philharmonic Orchestra’s “What Next: Festival of New Music”
Winter 2009 – Tapestry New Opera Works “Opera to Go 2009,” The Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Reviews:
“A charmingly twisted tale of a drag singer being told by the Virgin Mary that he / she is the bearer of the Second Coming… All hail new opera!” – John Terauds,The Toronto Star

“Props to Comic Opera… The most successful of the comedies… skillfully blends dramatic and musical tones… delivering notes of comedy, irony and real feeling.”  – Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine

Awards:
Nominated: Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Opera / Musical 2009