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Toronto: Opera 5 and Gazelle Automations release the first episode of web-series “Threepenny Submarine”

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Check out the first episode of our new series Threepenny Submarine which is online now! Created in isolation as a co-production between Opera 5 and Gazelle Automations, Threepenny Submarine combines practical puppetry, film, opera, and classical music, with a hint of nostalgia. Threepenny is meant to be enjoyed by kids, families, and the young at heart!

Lydian the vixen and Iona the cockatiel are on a deep-sea mission in the Threepenny Submarine. They may look at things differently, but this makes them a great team! When they hear a strange sound, their mission goes off-course...

This pilot episode features the music of Ravel, Debussy, Rossini, and Wagner. 

Opera 5 General Director Rachel Krehm, soprano, plays both the spoken and voice of Lydian the vixen. Lydian, as her name suggests, is a dreamer (Lydian is definitely the dreamiest of the modes.)

Opera 5's fearless leader went so far as to wear her dress covered in foxes to channel the spirit, curiosity and tenacity of Lydian during her isolated recording sessions.

Caitlin Wood, soprano, is the sung voice of Iona the cockatiel in "Threepenny Submarine." Caitlin is joy personified. This comes across in everything she does, from a conversation with her to her stunningly beautiful voice and musicianship. She brings life to Iona and smiles to our faces with her performance.

The first episode of Threepenny Submarine:The Mysterious Sound has been released on Opera 5's YouTube Channel and Facebook page as of noon today Wednesday April 7, 2021. Access is free for everyone and will remain online to enjoy as often as you please.

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