Kye Marshall & Amanda Hale: POMEGRANATE
“A fateful trip to Pompeii’s ruins ignites the fantasies of two young women, Suzie and Cass. The pair is transported from 1977 to 79 AD, where sexual freedom can be found in the looming shadow of Mount Vesuvius—but not for long. The timeline shifts to 1981 and the Fly by Night, a Toronto lesbian bar, in the aftermath of the infamous Bathhouse Raids.
“As the couple struggles to repair their love in the face of homophobia and an impossible ultimatum, fragments of memory endure, revealing a transcendent love for the ages...” Premieres at Canadian Opera Company 2 – 4 June 2023, and at Vancouver Opera in fall of 2023.