AtG TV is your AtG online fix. We have been having a great time learning how to digitize opera, and we want to share our adventures with you (we’ve also always wanted to have a TV channel).
AtG TV Productions
Take a look at Against the Grain Theatre’s past and present digital projects!
Sāvitri (June 2021)
Based on the ancient Hindu Legend from The Vana Parva (The Book of the Forest) of the Mahābhārata. A contemporary 40-minute film of the outdoor chamber opera by Gustav Holst.
A powerful female princess falls in love and marries exiled prince Satayavān, who is prophesied to die just one year later. As fated, Sāvitri is visited by the God of Death—Yama—who has come to claim Satyavān’s life. However, Sāvitri will not give up her husband’s life so easily…
Messiah/Complex (December 2020)
Against the Grain Theatre’s daring new interpretation of Handel’s Messiah is a truly cross-Canada performance — in Arabic, Dene, English, French, Inuktitut, and Southern Tutchone, and accompanied by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Filmed against iconic Canadian landscapes, Messiah/Complex features twelve soloists and four choirs representing every province and territory across the country.
A Little Too Cozy (November 2020)
Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met? A Little Too Cozy re-imagines Mozart’s classical opera Così fan tutte as a binge-worthy series à la The Bachelor meets Love is Blind.
Meet our finalists: Greg and Frank on the gents’ side, and Felicity (#TeamFelicity) and Dora (#TeamDora) on the ladies’ side.
From the Director’s Chair
From the Director’s Chair is a digital series where AtG Artistic Director Joel Ivany engages in meaningful conversations with multi-disciplinary creatives from around the world, and answers your questions LIVE. Returning for Season 2, AtG will be hosting even more inspiring visionaries on #AtGTV‘s From The Director’s Chair in 2021.