Oliver has written two operas to date, Guacamayo’s Oid Song and Dance for the Canadian Opera Company, and Alternate Visions for Chants Libres (Montreal).
Opera in 7 scenes 1h20mins
The first idea and development was the initiative of the Vancouver Opera, in the fall of 1991, following on the success of Guacamayo at the Canadian Opera Company.
I was Composer-in-Residence from the fall of 1991 until at least the summer of 1995. The opera was actively pursued for several years, culminating in a workshop presentation of excerpts at the Con'temp'aria Festival hosted by Pacific Opera in Victoria, June 2,1995.
(a.k.a. “Guacamayo”) 1991 Opera in One Act 1h45mins
Below is a slide show about the Canadian Opera Company production (1991)