Missing

Current | Clements

Friday
Nov 01, 2019 7:00pm

Saturday
Nov 02, 2019 7:00pm

Venue Baumann Centre

Duration 1hr 20mins

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.

Season
2019 | 2020

Sung In
English and Gitxsan with surtitles

Tickets
$35 | $15 Student

Venue
Baumann Centre

Programme

Estimated Run Time: 1hr 20mins

Pre-performance talk: n/a

Performance in one Act 1hr 20mins

Artists

Creative Team

Librettist
Marie Clements

Composer
Brian Current

Conductor
Timothy Long

Director
Peter Hinton

Set and Projection Designer
Andy Moro

Costume Designer
Carmen Thompson

Lighting Designer
John Webber

Sound Designer
Sandy Scofield

Gitxsan Translations and Coach
Vincent Gogag

Gitxsan IPA Transcriptions
Michael David Schwan

Dramaturg
Paula Danckert

Cast

Native Girl

Dr. Wilson
Marion Newman

Native Mother
Rose-Ellen Nichols

Angus

...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

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