A story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers.
A new chamber opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing is a poetic expression of loss and hope.
Missing is an extraordinarily moving and thought-provoking work… a magnificent mélange of singing, acting and music that, one hopes, will be seen by audiences across Canada and the world. – The Whole Note
Co-produced by Pacific Opera Victoria and City Opera Vancouver, the opera, developed over two and a half years, had its world première in Vancouver and Victoria in November 2017.
2019 | 2020
English and Gitxsan with surtitles
$35 | $15 Student
Estimated Run Time: 1hr 20mins
Pre-performance talk: n/a
Performance in one Act 1hr 20mins
Set and Projection Designer
Gitxsan Translations and Coach
Gitxsan IPA Transcriptions
Michael David Schwan
...an extraordinarily moving and thought-provoking work, and a milestone for the opera world. - The Whole Note
...soars and plummets in unison with the fierce complexity of emotions that are brought to bear through the telling of this tragic tale - Opera Canada