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CRUSHING CLASSICAL | The Happiest Musician: Creating A Career You Love...

Sep 14, 2023

Jonathan Kravtchenko is an exciting young composer from Canada. He is currently getting ready for the premiere of his new opera-nova, “Tango for Two”, which premieres in Toronto on October 21st.

It’s difficult to get STARTED in a music career, and in my conversation with Jonathan we looked at the landscape for recent graduates.  COVID was awful for everyone, but my husband and I were in a relatively privileged place, with established portfolio careers to fall back on.  The generation that came of age during this pandemic has had a harder time!  

We talked about the needs of new audiences, the trajectories of young musicians, and his upcoming self-produced opera premiere, Tango for Two… LISTEN TO FULL PODCAST


MET RADIO | Young composer aims to remove opera’s ‘dusty...

27 July 2023 / by Owen Thompson

Jonathan Kravtchenko, an 18-year-old Toronto composer, is trying to revamp opera in his debut production Tango for Two.

In his time in the music industry, Kravtchenko has performed as a soloist with his own compositions and concerts. This upcoming show is his first major production.

Tango for Two as a show is blending the tango musical genre with the nautical themes. The show takes place in Eastern Canada with a sailor as one of the primary characters. Like the main character from the novel The Sailor Who Fell out of Grace with the Sea, after travelling the world he is looking to settle down and meet someone. When he does, “tragedy strikes and they cannot see each other.” …READ MORE


Stage Door News | Toronto: The InterMusic Group presents the...

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Tango for Two is a two-act opera that tells a folk tale love story that takes place on the east coast of Canada. Told from the perspective of the Sailor and his Love in their elder years, it follows the story of the young sailor who falls in love at first sight with a beautiful woman he sees while strolling along a boardwalk. After many lonely years at sea… READ MORE