The Flight of the Hummingbird

Goulet | Yahgulanaas | Gilson

Thursday
Mar 19, 2020 2:00pm

Friday
Mar 20, 2020 2:00pm

Saturday
Mar 21, 2020 4:00pm

Saturday
Mar 21, 2020 7:00pm

Sunday
Mar 22, 2020 7:00pm

Venue Baumann Centre

Duration 45mins

An opera for the whole family.

In this enchanting new opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire.

The Flight of the Hummingbird is based on an indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave hummingbird travelled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by acclaimed Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations.

Music: Maxime Goulet.
Libretto and design: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Barry Gilson.
Director: Glynis Leyshon
Co-commissioned and co-produced by Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera


SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: The Flight of the Hummingbird tours BC schools and community venues from January to May 2020. Learn more about booking a school performance.


PUBLIC PERFORMANCES
Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Rd, Victoria, BC
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 2 pm
Friday, March 20, 2 pm
Saturday, March 21, 4 pm
Saturday, March 21, 7 pm (Sold Out)
Sunday, March 22, 7 pm (Sold Out)
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Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, May 3, 11 am (relaxed performance)
Sunday, May 3, 2 pm
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Season
2019/2020

Sung In
English with English Surtitles

Tickets
Adults: $25.
Youth (3 to 17): $12.
Children 2 & under free (ticket required)

Venue
Baumann Centre

Programme

Estimated Run Time: 45mins

Pre-performance talk: n/a

Performance in One Act 45 min

Artists

Creative Team

Libretto and Creative Design
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Composer
Maxime Goulet

Libretto and Creative Design
Barry Gilson

Stage Director
Glynis Leyshon

Music Director
Kinza Tyrrell

Movement Coach
Wendy Gorling

Pianist
Perri Lo

Cellist
Shiun Kim

Stage Manager
Marijka Asbeek Brusse

Cast

Dukdukdiya (Hummingbird)
Sara Adèle Schabas

Bunny / Crow 1
Rebecca Cuddy

Bear/ Crow 2
Jan van der Hooft

Media

Above: short video of Flight of the Hummingbird, based on the book and artwork by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Film by Christopher Auchter, Trickster Animation House. Narration by Lark Clark. Music by Big City Indians.

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