For the past 2 years I’ve been working on Requiem For A Lost Girl. The show was conceived and directed by my dear friend Onalea Gilbertson and composed by Marcel Bergmann. It’s a hybrid theatre and opera piece dealing with themes of homelessness, addiction, stigma around mental health and missing and murdered women in Canada. The 14 songs by Gilbertson and Bergmann are supplemented with original songs and writing from residents of the Kettle who we’ve been working with for the past 2.5 years.
This production is a partnership between Vancouver Opera, The Kettle Society and SFU Woodwards where it’s will take place for it’s 2 public performances as part of the Vancouver Festival.
Marcel conducts the 7-piece chamber ensemble, 3 soloists from Vancouver Opera, and the 25 person choir made up of the VO young company and residents of the Kettle.
This project has changed me to the core, both in how I want to work, and live within our beautiful city. I know that you will get as much from the experience as I have.
Friday May 4 @ 730pm
Sunday May 6 @ 2pm
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Come early and enjoy the lobby display of writing samples from our Kettle artists entitled “A Multitude of Voices”
If you know anyone with a passion for Opera, Theatre, Songwriting & Social Justice.. please do pass it on!
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