Pauline: A New Opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes

Samedi, Mai 31, 2014
Titre de l'événement: Pauline: A New Opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes
  • Région: Colombie-Britannique
  • Venue / Location: York Theatre, Vancouver
  • Temps: 8:00pm
  • Prix: 22-$65
  • Genre: Œuvres vocales mises en scène
  • Lien externe: BUY TICKETS
  • Compositeur : Tobin Stokes
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City Opera Vancouver announces Pauline, a chamber opera based on the life and final days of Canadian writer, poet, and actress Pauline Johnson. The music for Pauline has been written by Tobin Stokes, and the libretto by Margaret Atwood.

Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) traveled across Canada, the United States and Great Britain giving readings of her own work when such independence was rare and remarkable. She was the child of a Mohawk chief and a Quaker Englishwoman, and torn by loyalty and ambition. Pauline lived her last years in Vancouver and died a terrible death of breast cancer, treated by crude surgery and morphine.

Pauline is set at Vancouver in March 1913. Haunted by failure, torn by her dual identity as both Mohawk and white, Pauline Johnson fights to confront her past before the end, as her doctor tries to control the pain and her sister tries to control the story that will be told.

The world premiere of Pauline will be given at the York Theatre in Vancouver, 8pm, Friday 23 May 2014. Later performances will take place on 25, 27, 29 and 31 May. Tickets went on sale 17 February 2014 in person, by phone, or online through The Cultch only.

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