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Take This Waltz

Celebrating the Music of Leonard Cohen
September 10-11, 2022
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre

This world premiere evening of music, dance and stunning visuals, staged by Idan Cohen, celebrates the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Performers featured are Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, described as “flat-out brilliant” by Opera News, dancer/musician Ted Littlemore and a classical chamber ensemble of Cello, violin, and accordion.

 The Biz

"Ne.Sans is the future of opera"

Omer Meir Welber

  • Chief Conductor: BBC 

       Philharmonic, London

  • Music Director, Teatro Massimo in Palermo

  • Principal Guest Conductor, 

       Semperoper Dresden

The Media
"fresh and extraordinarily thoughtful work"
Sarah Halzack, The Washington Post.
 
"World calibre dance meets innovative opera."
Cynthia Ramsay, Editor, The Jewish Independent. Vancouver, Canada.
The Audience
"The freshest, most unexpected night out I've had in years!"
Sharon Backley Astrachan, Sydney, Australia. 
 
"Idan Cohen is turning opera upside down."
Cristina Castro, Artistic Director, Vivadanca, Brazil.

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photos (From top to bottom):

-Idan Cohen- Dancers: Kate Franklin, Jeremy O'Neill, Ted Littlemore

Flick Harrison- Dancer: Ted Littlemore