A place where audiences can come to experience new performance works in different stages of development; where artists come to share the stories of their lived experiences and inspiration as expressed through their artistic practice and performance.
48-Hour Opera Project Viewing Party
LUCKY PENNY OPERA
Thursday, Jan. 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Zoom
Join Lucky Penny Opera and the participants of the 48-hour Opera Project for an online viewing party of all the new opera works created in only 2 days.
The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk is a full-length documentary film about the two-year collaboration between Astrolabe Musik Theatre, Turning Point Ensemble, and artists and community members from Westbank First Nation in co-creating The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk, a historic opera by BC composer Barbara Pentland interwoven with syilx/Okanagan music, culture, language and dance, performed live at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna in 2014.
Join Westbank First Nation artist, elder, teacher and knowledge-keeper Delphine Derickson; Astrolabe Musik Theatre Founding Artistic Director / General Manager and soprano Heather Pawsey; and award-winning film-maker John Bolton of Opus 59 Films as they discuss their work together, and be the first to see a sneak-peek preview of the upcoming film!
The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk: An Opera Documentary
ASTROLABE MUSIC THEATRE, TURNING POINT ENSEMBLE, Westbank First Nation Members
Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 @ 4:30pm PDT | Zoom
Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks and elaborate regalia the Dancers of Damelahamid transform time and space, and bridge the ancient with a living tradition.
The Dancers Of Damelahamid
February 2021 - Full announcement coming soon!
Sanctuary & Storm: A world reborn
Tawnie Olsen & Roberta Barker | RE:NAISSANCE OPERA
Saturday, Nov. 21 @ 4:00pm - 5:00 PDT | YouTube
Thank you to stage Director, Aria Umezawa and our creative team, Tawnie Olson, Roberta Barker & Arianne Abela (music director) for an in-depth look at the music and story from Sanctuary & Storm and how the piece is evolving in its final stage of development.
OrpheusVR: Opera in Virtual Worlds
Mireille Asselin, Debi Wong, Conrad Sly, Brian Topp | RE:NAISSANCE OPERA
Saturday, Nov. 28, 11:15pm - 12:00pm PDT | Facebook Live / Youtube
Thank you to the panelists and to Musique 3 Femmes, Opera 5 & Opera McGill for running this panel and for running Operacon.
Thank you to all the artists who took part in our Digital Time Capsule!
Closing the Time Capsules
Jessica McMann, Gabriel Dharmoo, River Blondin-Burt, Waubgeshig Rice, Benton Roark & Luke Hathaway, Ne. Sans Opera + Dance (Idan Cohen & Ted Littlemore), Landon Krentz & Ebony Gooden, Raven Grenier, Omari Newton, Teiya Kasahara, The Chan Brothers
December 31, @ 11am PDT | YouTube