21 November 2019
MEDIA RELEASE: IMMEDIATE
City Opera Vancouver announces public workshops for new opera Chinatown
Libretto written by Madeleine Thien
Supported by The Vancouver Foundation and The City of Vancouver
City Opera Vancouver today released the schedule for the first public workshops of its next commission, Chinatown. This new opera, by the renowned writer Madeleine Thien, is set for world premiere in September 2021 at The Vancouver Playhouse.
The public is cordially invited to join us as we beta-test – in text only – the libretto. Its music will not be available for another year. The words always come first.
Saturday 30 November
Carnegie Community Centre, Hastings x Main
7 – 9:30pm
1st public reading & workshop
Sunday 1 December
Floata Private Dining Room, 180 Keefer Street
6:30 – 9pm
2nd public reading & workshop
Monday 2 December
Chinese Nationalist League Auditorium, 537 Main Street
2 – 4:30pm
3rd public reading & workshop, with Cantonese & Mandarin translations
Light refreshments will be served at every workshop. Madeleine Thien will be in attendance throughout.
Chinatown is City Opera’s fifth commission in nine years.