For A Look Or A Touch


Apr 21, 2022


May 21, 2022

Venue Online

Duration 40mins

For A Look Or A Touch  is available to enjoy from June 15 to 29 as a part of our Pride Programming!

An operatic film adaptation of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s theatrical song cycle on what it meant to be a gay man during the Holocaust.

The opera features gritty instrumentation, elements of jazz and swing, and a score that captures the spirit of complicated relationships in catastrophic times.

COVID-19 Safety Information

All Pacific Opera events held at the Royal Theatre will follow the COVID-19 Protocols of the theatre. We are watching provincial health orders daily, and will review our policies with the Royal Theatre and the Victoria Symphony when the province changes the current requirement.

You can view the Royal Theatre’s Public Health Information here.

Gad and Manfred reach out to each other, fingertips barely touching, so close to each other, yet not quite able to hold on. The chorus is silhouetted behind them in dark blue and purple.
Andrew Love and C. David Johnson in For A Look Or A Touch, 2021. Mackenzie Lawrence Photography.

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Creative Team

Jake Heggie

Gene Scheer

Timothy Vernon

Stage Director
Michael Shamata

Set & Costume Designer
Peter Hartwell

Jacques Lemay

Lighting Designer
Leigh Ann Vardy

Director of Photography
David Malysheff

Associate Conductor
Giuseppe Pietraroia

Apprentice Conductor
Juliane Gallant

Stage Manager
Christopher Sibbald

Assistant Stage Manager
Marijka Asbeek Brusse

Assistant Stage Manager
Michelle Harrison

Audio Producer
Theresa Leonard

Audio Engineer
James Perrella

Head Carpenter
Phil Shaver

Lead Scenic Carpenter
Keith Allan

Head Scenic Artist
Jennifer Hedge

Lead Scenic Artist
Amy Frueh

Head of Properties
Maureen Mackintosh

Lead Properties Master
Kristen Sands

Head of Wardrobe
Sandra McLellan

Lead Wardrobe
Alice Hawes

Head Make-up Artist
Jessica Pratt

Hair and Wig Stylist
Cristina Woods