Nova Scotia Shadow Box Tour

Monday, August 3, 2015
Event Title: Nova Scotia Shadow Box Tour
Description:

This year Bicycle Opera is thrilled to unveil our 2015 touring production: shadow box.

This summer we are so excited to announce that we will be taking our bikes on the hilly trails of Cape Breton. Travelling from Baddeck to Halifax, we will embark on a 9 day tour to share our passion for contemporary opera with the East Coast.

shadow box is a collection of eight contemporary opera scenes, but with one vision – exploring our mind’s relationship to memory: what we treasure dearly and what haunts us in turn. Audiences should expect something very different from shadow box; a single narrative experience. Along with returning stage director Liza Balkan, Bicycle Opera welcomes set designer and live projection artist Sonja Rainey. Known for her tactile and experiential approach, Sonja will be using real-time projection art to explore the shadows that live beyond the surface.

In addition the Bicycle Opera Project engages in their first commissioned work: Ride of the Bicycle Bells by Christopher Thornborrow. This Toronto based composer, Bicycle Opera friend, and cycling enthusiast mashes together operatic overture with a bike-y twist – it’s scored for 11 bicycle bells (and 1 bike horn!)

Back by popular demand, our programme would not be complete without Bianchi: A five-minute Bicycle Opera. Now something of a Bicycle Opera theme song, composer Tobin Stokes wrote this mini-opera while packing in as many bicycle puns as possible!

To see the full programme, visit: http://bicycleopera.com/2015-season/ .