Shadow Catch at the Firehall Arts Centre

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Shadow Catch (December 2nd-4th) is a brand new chamber opera developed by a team of Vancouver-based artists that explores the rich cultural history of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The music is a collaborative work that brings together a creative team of composers —Dorothy Chang, Benton Roark, Jennifer Butler, and Farshid Samandari. Libretto by Daphne Marlatt, a Japanese noh theatre specialist and a poet/librettist.  Cast, crew and chamber ensemble includes some of Vancouver’s finest performers including UBC Opera graduates, Margo Leave, Joey Bulman and Michael Mori.  The story revolves around a young runaway seeking haven at night in downtown Eastside’s Oppenheimer Park.  As the night progresses, he is visited in turn by the spirits of four troubled figures from the area’s colourful past. This new chamber opera is not to be missed!

Friday December 2nd | 8pm
Saturday December 3rd | 8pm
Sunday December 4th | 2pm
Firehall Arts Centre |  280 East Cordova Street
Tickets | $30/$18
Part of Vancouver Pro Musica’s Further East Further West Series and the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Celebration