black bachx opera lab was formed in 2014 by Vancouver theatre artist Robert Carey, collaborating with other artists from a variety of disciplines to create new works of contemporary opera.
Robert has worked in the Canadian non-profit arts sector for more than forty years as an actor, performance artist, writer, general manager, marketing manager and development director. For the past ten years Robert has worked in development, at the Canadian Opera Company (Toronto) and most recently at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival (Vancouver) as Director of Development.
Seeing Wild Dogs adapted into an opera form has been a passion of Robert's since reading the novel almost ten years ago when he met Helen Humphreys while working at the Canadian Opera Company. The formation of black bachx opera lab is the opportunity to finally commission and develop Wild Dogs as a contemporary chamber opera.