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M’Dea Undone ()

Produced by

Tapestry Opera

Librettist: Marjorie Chan
Music: John Harris
Director: Tim Albery
Music Director: Jordan de Souza

Commissioned by Tapestry Opera and Scottish Opera


Evergreen Brick Works


May 26th, 2015 – May 29th, 2015


Jason, an army captain and now war-hero, is returning home after years of war and an uncertain future. His interpreter and lover, M’dea, and their son Chase accompany him to a new life in the West. Jason begins a political career, working alongside the President and Dahlia, the President’s beautiful young daughter. Having betrayed her village to help him, M’dea rages as Jason distances his family from his new political life, taking Dahlia as his wife. When Dahlia is murdered in cold blood on the precipice of victory, M’dea’s struggle for survival and revenge begins a rapid spiral towards the opera’s searing, tragic finale. M’dea Undone is a passionate and daring interrogation of power, influence, and identity in the twenty-first century. (


Lauren Segal M'dea
Peter Barrett Jason
James McLean President
Jacquieline Woodley Dahlia
Elishka Roux Chase
Chris Harvey Secret Service Agent 1
Šimon Mizera Secret Service Agent 2

Creative Team

Marjorie Chan Librettist
John Harris Music
Tim Albery Director
Jordan de Souza Music Director
Michelle Tracey Set Designer
Michelle Tracey Costume Designer
Jason Hand Lighting Designer


Jordan de Souza Conductor
Anastasia Tchernikova Assistant Conductor
Aysel Taghi-Zada Violin I
Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh Violin II
Phoebe Tsang Violin III
Brenna McLane Viola
Amahl Arulanandam Cello I
Bryan Holt Cello II
Eric Lee Bass
Timothy Cheung Rehearsal Pianist
Gregory Miller Rehearsal Pianist


Peter Eaton Production Manager
Jordan Routliff Technical Director
Isolde Pleasants-Faulkner Stage Manager
Emilie Aubin Assistant Stage Manager