Miss Donnithorne's Maggot - Peter Maxwell Davies

Since arriving in Toronto on August 20 I have been curing my jetlag and new city uncertainties by learning the piano reduction of Miss Donnithorne's Maggot, a small chamber opera..
Puzzling out the rhythms and the sometimes awkward transcription with the company of two beautiful cats, I have been helping soprano Stacie Dunlop prepare the role for Ottawa's upcoming Nuit Blanche in a production by Opera Lyra, and workshopping with conductor Kevin Mallon and director Amanda Smith of Fawn Opera.