Sep 15 2012
Posted by Jerry Steen as _Archive |
This touching, instructive opera, set during World War II tells the dramatic story of nine-year old Naomi’s journey, with her Japanese Canadian family, from Vancouver to an internment camp in the interior of B.C.
In a sensitive, visually evocative production filled with emotion, humour and soaring melodies, Naomi and her older brother Stephen struggle with the harshness of war, racism, bullying and loss of family. Ultimately brother and sister triumph over their fears and discover the gifts that sustain them, music, words and love.
Their resilience of spirit offers hope for the future and will lead audiences to discover the power of understanding and the beauty of compassion
Composed by Ramona Luengen. Libretto by Ann Hodges.
Based on the novel Naomi’s Road by Joy Kogawa.
Originally Commissioned by Vancouver Opera for VOIS in 2005-2006.
Malaspina Theatre at VIU
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at 1pm
Tix-$14 single tix.; subscriptions for 3 shows: Child $36, Adult $39, Family (4) $120; By phone 250-754-7587, online www.theatreone.org, and at the door