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Women in Opera: Then and Now

Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This opera is an exploration of women as characters and creators in existing and new opera, featuring Puccini/Forzanos Suor Angelica (50 minutes, fully-staged w/English subtitles). This is followed by two newly created works, created by Musique 3 Femmes, honouring emerging Canadian women composers and librettists.

SUOR ANGELICA (Giacomo Puccini, 1918)
This tells the story of a young noblewoman forced to enter the convent after a youthful indiscretion that leads to the birth of an illegitimate child. Tragedy, death, and redemption on the landscape of Puccinis lush score.

THE CHAIR (Atallah & Abracen, 2019)
After her best friend dies in a tragic accident, Melanie returns to school locked in a world of her own thoughts and numb to the well wishes of her peers. The opera explores grief in adolescence and how we choose to move on from those we've lost.

BOOK OF FACES (Harder & Telford, 2019)
An irreverent, tongue-in-cheek operatic take on the many faces of social media.

Contact Michael Martyn at for group and student rates. Watch our social media (@orilliacentre) for contests and a chance to win tickets!

For more, visit Tickets at the door: $45.

St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter St. N.

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