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Tapestry Opera/Opera on the Avalon | Shanawdithit

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until May 18, 2019

One event on May 21, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 23, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

$50

Shanawdithit is a landmark Canadian-Indigenous world premiere, opening in Toronto, May 16-25, 2019. Following three seasons of award-winning world premieres, Tapestry is proud to collaborate and raise an artistic platform for Indigenous artists to tell this vital Beothuk story to a contemporary public.

Music by Dean Burry | Libretto by Yvette Nolan

CAST:

Shanawdithit – Marion Newman (Kwagiulth and Stó:lō)
Cormack – Clarence Frazer
Peyton, Man 1, Spirit Chorus – Asitha Tennekoon
Kwe/Spirit chorus – Rebecca Cuddy (Métis)
Spirit chorus/Mother – Deantha Edmunds (Inuk)
Simms/Man 2/Spirit Chorus – Evan Korbut (Ojibway)
Demasduit, Dancer, Spirit Chorus – Aria Evans (Mi’kmaq/Black/settler heritage)

ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS:

Michelle Olson – Choreographer (Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation)
Lori Blondeau – Visual Artist (Cree/Saulteaux/Métis)
Jordan Bennett – Visual Artist (Mi’kmaq)
Jerry Evans – Visual Artist (Mi’kmaq)
Meagan Musseau – Visual Artist (Mi’kmaq)

CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION:

Co-Directors – Michael Hidetoshi Mori and Yvette Nolan
Music Director – Rosemary Thomson
Set Designer – Camellia Koo (in conjunction with Artistic Collaborators)
Lighting Designer – Michelle Ramsay
Costume Designer – Kinoo Arcentales
Projection Designer – Cam Davis
Production Manager – Charissa Wilcox
Stage Manager – Kristin McCollum
Assistant Stage Manager – Lesley Bradley

Details

Date:
May 23
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$50
Event Category:
Website:
https://tapestryopera.com/shanawdithit-may-2019/

Venue

Imperial Oil Opera Theatre
227 Front St E
Toronto,OntarioM5A1E8Canada
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