MET RADIO | Young composer aims to remove opera’s ‘dusty reputation’ with debut show

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

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