The Theatre of Music
Produced by City Opera Vancouver
in association with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre
Presented at the 2020
International Performing Arts Festival
This cabaret celebrates the subversive power of
art and offers a warning to those who would take freedom
for granted. 1934: As Nazism tightens its grip on Germany,
a satirical cabaret troupe faces physical danger and a
moral crisis. Members have disappeared under suspicious
circumstances; the five that remain have to decide whether to
bend to intimidation or perform their work uncensored. With
death looming in the air, the risks couldn’t be higher—and yet
the desperate need for expression is still there...
At Performance Works Theatre in Vancouver, January 23-26, 2020.
This 2017 Pulizer Prize winning opera by composer Du Yun and Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek is planned to make its Canadian debut in 2020/21 with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre and co-producer re:Naissance Opera.
A Cinematic Theatrical Concert
This cinematic concert in 2014 and 2016 featured the music of Edith Piaf, performed by Frederik Robert, and integrated an accompanied silent film about a Vancouver drag queen whose alter ego resembled the life of the iconic French chanteuse.
Acis + Galatea, 2017
Named "Vancouver's Best Opera"
"...this retelling of Handel’s story was refreshing, making perfect sense of music and libretto, doing a fine job of presenting them, and introducing a concept of the opera more dramatically compelling than the original."
Webley aWaits, 2012
"Comedy walked - OK, staggered at times - arm in arm with tragedy... The front seat? That was Kris Ruston driving the energy from behind the grille of an '80s Ford pickup, part of a junk-strewn set that included a kitchen-utensil rhythm section.
Dragging Piaf, 2016
"On its own, ninety minutes of Frederik Robert’s singing could’ve been interesting and fully entertaining … I was excited to see if the silent film could use the urgency and intensity of Robert’s live voice to spin a powerful narrative… And it did."
Satie de Paris, 2009
"Satie de Paris was poetry on stage!"
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from the following organizations.
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