November 2017

Music by Brian Current
Libretto by Marie Clements

Set in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and along the Highway of Tears, Missing tells a story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers. This music drama gives voice to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. It shows that each and every one of these missing people is honoured. This is strong and essential drama, and a Canadian tragedy by every measure.

Missing was co-produced by City Opera Vancouver and Pacific Opera Victoria.

Cast and Creative Team

  • Timothy Long, conductor
  • Peter Hinton, director
  • Melody Courage, soprano
  • Caitlin Wood, soprano
  • Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano
  • Rose-Ellen Nichols, mezzo-soprano
  • Heather Molloy, mezzo-soprano
  • Kaden Forsberg, tenor
  • Clarence Logan, baritone

Missing was made possible by the support of The Vancouver Foundation, The Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation, Vancity Credit Union and the Paul and Edwina Heller Memorial Fund.