City Opera Newsletter

September 6, 2017

Tickets for Missing world premiere now on sale

It is a story everyone knows, about a woman no one remembers.

With libretto by Marie Clements, music by Brian Current, Gitxsan materials by Vincent Gogag (Gawa gami), directed by Peter Hinton, and produced by Janet Lea and Nora Kelly, this may be the most important work we have ever done. It is a co-production with Pacific Opera Victoria, in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre.

Missing is set in Vancouver, and along the Highway of Tears. It is a story of two young women, one indigenous and one white, and the terrible and moving intersection of their lives. It opens in a way you might expect, and closes in a place you cannot imagine.

Missing will be performed at The York Theatre on Commercial Drive at E Georgia.

Friday 3 November / 8pm
Sunday 5 November / 2pm
Tuesday 7 November / 8pm
Thursday 9 November / 8pm
Saturday 11 November / 8pm

A special, free performance will be given in the DTES on November 1 for the families only, by invitation, in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre and the DTES Heart of the City Festival.

How to acquire tickets at the Cultch... today

BY PHONE: 604.251.1363
IN PERSON: The Cultch, Victoria x Venables

$22 / $45 / $65

Please act soon. The run at Pacific Opera Victoria, beginning on 17 November, has already sold out.

The World Premiere Cast For Missing

AVA:  Caitlin Wood
DEVON:  Kaden Forsberg
JESS:  Heather Molloy
NATIVE GIRL:  Melody Courage
NATIVE MOTHER:  Rose-Ellen Nichols
ANGUS WILDS:  Clarence Logan
DR. WILSON:  Marion Newman

Fallujah has won a Los Angeles Emmy Award

Fallujah, our 2012 anti-war opera, as told from the vantage of two mothers on either side of that terrible conflict, has just won a Los Angeles Emmy Award.

The 2016 production of Fallujah, given by our friends at Long Beach Opera, and later at New York City Opera, was documented by public broadcasting in LA. They have just won an Emmy for their superb work. Congratulations to FALLUJAH OPERA: ART, HEALING, AND PTSD, KCET. Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Jordan Wayne Long, Producer, and Kim Spencer, Executive Producer.

Our thanks to the Metro Vancouver Regional District

They have just awarded us a major grant in support of our expanded concert series. Their funds will allow us to move further afield, and to reach more people where they live. 

To date, City Opera has given 107 concerts. It is our principal work between mainstage productions. Good news coming about an expanded network of community partners.

Save the Date: Opera and Beer Fundraiser

Join us for a night of craft beer, local food, and opera! October 3, 2017 from 6-10pm at the Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village. Here's a map. Hope to see you there!


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