Dean Burry


Dean Burry is an award-winning composer and librettist, dedicated to creating educational programs that introduce opera to children. The Brothers Grimm, Burry’s work commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, premiered in 2001 and was presented by Lyric Unlimited in 2014. It catapulted Burry to success and visibility internationally, attracting over 150,000 school children across Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2011, Burry’s radio opera Baby Kintyre, commissioned by CBC radio, was nominated for a Prix Italia. In that same year, he was awarded the prestigious Louis Applebaum Composers Award for his work in music for young people.