Interview with Marla Brennan – Performer in the COC’s ‘Love from Afar’

9 Feb

The Canadian Opera Company can be given credit for its even handed programming choices. Crowd pleasing chestnuts are often well represented in their seasons’ line ups, but there are always a couple of lesser known dark horses that tantalize with possibility. One such example is Kaija Saariaho’s contemporary and contemplative Love from Afar, helmed by Cirque du Soleil veteran, Daniele Finzi Pasca, and currently playing at the Four Seasons Centre.

Finzi Pasca does not shy away from his festive roots, packing the production with eye candy and acrobatic flourishes. One of the performers contributing to this visual feast is Marla Brennan, clown and shadow puppeteer. Here’s Marla on her new found appreciation for the operatic genre, her own experience in the pursuit of love from afar, and the joys of smiling.

For tickets and more information, head over here. And check out some beautiful bonus photos of Love from Afar below.

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