Neil Weisensel replaces Jordan Nobles as composer for new Vancouver Opera commission Stickboy
The Vancouver Opera has announced it is changing the composer for its newly commissioned Stickboy.
Neil Weisensel will replace Jordan Nobles to create the music set to the libretto by spoken-word star Shane Koyczan.
The VO said Nobles had to leave the project for personal reasons.
The Winnipeg-based Weisensel has penned such operas as Gisela in her Bathtub, City Workers in Love, The Bachelor Farmers of the Apocalypse, Merry Christmas Stephen Leacock, The Master’s Stroke and Secret Service—four with librettist/director Michael Cavanagh, a familiar name in VO productions.
Stickboy is scheduled to premiere in October and November 2014 at the Vancouver Playhouse. It will be part of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 subscription season.