John Mills-Cockell lives on Vancouver Island and is currently working on his opera “Savitri and Sam”, with Ken Gass of Factory Theatre, with assistance from the Canada Council.
Ken and John mounted a successful workshop with several scenes of the original score at the Citadel Theatre on Toronto , September 2013. This workshop had live performances of 90 minutes of music with fine singers in the principal roles.
Savitri – Zorana Sadiq
Manjindar (father ) – Giles Tomkins
Sarinder (mother) – Marianne Newman
Sam – Michael Barrett
Leslie Barcza has kindly allowed us to link to a copy of his online review of the performance. Review of Savitri Workshop
John will be working with Bluebridge theatre with productions of “Uncle Vanya” and “My Fair Lady” during the 2013 summer season.