This co-production with City Opera Vancouver is set to premiere in January of 2020 and will focus on the satirical and political music found in the cabarets of Berlin between the two Great Wars.
Performances will be at Performance Works 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.
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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