Flight

Dove | De Angelis

Thursday
Feb 20, 2020 8:00pm

Saturday
Feb 22, 2020 8:00pm

Friday
Feb 28, 2020 8:00pm

Sunday
Mar 01, 2020 2:30pm

Venue Royal Theatre

Duration 2hrs 45mins

A high-flying comedy and a touching story of our time.

An airport is a place to get away from. But it becomes a place for unexpected encounters when a group of travelers and airport workers are grounded overnight by a storm. Inspired by the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years, Flight is surprisingly playful, sometimes risqué – and it frequently soars into sheer poetry.

A 20thc. opera about people with places to go and lives to change, Flight launched Jonathan Dove as one of today’s most acclaimed composers. Pacific Opera’s production – a Canadian première – will be directed and designed by the renowned team of Morris Panych and Ken MacDonald, who created our 2016 production of The Barber of Seville.


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Media

Next Pacific Opera production tells a refugee’s airport tale

Preview by Joseph Blake for Monday Magazine

Jonathan Dove’s timely, darkly comedic and moving modern opera, Flight … makes its Canadian premiere at the Royal Theatre….
Artistic director Timothy Vernon… says. “It’s a great story, a very touching story. There’s lots of sex in it, and there is also a deeper, more sinister undertow regarding the plight of the refugee.”

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Season
2019 | 2020

Sung In
English with English Surtitles

Tickets
Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $54

Venue
Royal Theatre

Programme

Estimated Run Time: 2hrs 45mins

Pre-performance talk: 1 hour before each performance

Act I 45 mins

Intermission 15 mins

Act II 38 mins

Intermission 15 mins

Act III 52 mins

Artists

Creative Team

Composer
Jonathan Dove

Librettist
April De Angelis

Conductor
Timothy Vernon

Stage Director
Morris Panych

Set Designer
Ken MacDonald

Costume Designer
Dana Osborne

Lighting Designer
Alan Brodie

Fight Director, Movement
Jacques Lemay

Projection & Sound Designer
Keith Houghton

Stage Manager
Christopher Sibbald

Répétiteur
Louise-Andrée Baril

Cast

Controller
Sharleen Joynt

Older Woman
Emilia Boteva

Stewardess
Kimy McLaren

Minskwoman
Allyson McHardy

Refugee
William Towers

Steward
John Brancy

Minskman
Neil Craighead

Immigration Officer
Justin Welsh

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