Special Projects

Dear Life – Premiered on September 16–17

October 6, 2015

Dear Life, photo: Dwayne Brown

Dear Life, a creative new work commissioned by the NAC and inspired by Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro’s semi-autobiographical short story “Dear Life.” Creative Producer and Director Donna Feore has set the work in an immersive visual stage experience. Music, sound, and images by Magnum photographer Larry Towell will surround Munro’s words and the stage.

Zosha Di Castri, Alexander Shelley, Donna Feore

Photo caption: Zosha Di Castri, Alexander Shelley, Donna Feore
Photo: Dwayne Brown

The idea for Dear Life was dreamed up by Shelley back in 2013, when he became inspired after reading Alice Munro’s short story. The music for Dear Life is written by award-winning Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri, adaptation by Merilyn Simonds, and features soprano Erin Wall and recorded narration by legendary Canadian actor Martha Henry.

For more information: nac-cna.ca/en/orchestra