The Drama Salon, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, presents Robin Whiffen, the Executive director of Against the Grain Theatre in conversation with Maria Soulis. Founded by Joel Ivany, Against the Grain is a Canadian opera collective that aims to attract younger audiences by presenting classical music in innovative ways and in unusual venues. Their upcoming productions are Mozart ’s Requiem and The Messiah Complex. Against the Grain was the inaugural Company-in-Residence at the Canadian Opera Company and most recently, partnered with CBC Arts to produce the first-ever professional live-stream of an opera in Canada.
Ms. Whiffen is a Master of Business Administration candidate at Memorial University of Newfoundland and holds a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from The University of Toronto. In 2017, she represented Opera.ca at the OPERA America Leadership Intensive in New York City and has been invited to speak across Canada in her capacity as an arts administrator and advocate of the operatic art form.
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