Friday, Nov. 15 - Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 ∗ House of Ancestors Conference Center ∗ 7:00 and 2:00 pm
Missing, created by BC’s foremost Indigenous playwright and filmmaker, Marie Clements, with music by Juno award-winning composerBrian Current, gives voice, inEnglish and Gitksan, to the story ofmissing and murdered Indigenous women.Set in Vancouver’s DowntownEastside and on the Highway of Tears,Missing is a poetic expression of loss and hope. Pacific Opera tours the opera in November 2019, with performances in Victoria, Regina and Prince George.
Co-produced and developed by Pacific Opera Victoria and City Opera Vancouver,Missinghad its world premiere in Vancouver and Victoria in 2017and sold out performances in both cities.Pacific Opera Victoria and City Opera Vancouver areproud to partner with Regina Symphony Orchestra, Prince George Symphony orchestra, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Prince George Native Friendship Centre, and Regina Treaty/Status IndianServices, to remount Missingforpresentation November 1 and 2, 2019 at Pacific Opera’s Baumann Centre in Victoria, followed by performances November 8 and 9 in Regina and November 15, 16, and 17 in Prince George.
The creative team and many of the opera artists who premiered the production in 2017 have reunited.Distinguished director,Peter Hinton, who has significantly impacted the evolution of contemporary Canadian theatre through his commitment to new play development, Indigenous theatre and revisionist productions of canonical works, and conductor Timothy Long, Music Director of Opera at the Eastman School of Musicandfounding conductor of The Coast Orchestra, a Native American orchestra of classically trained musicians, are joined by an accomplished cast of singing actors.
Returning cast members include Coast Salishmezzo-soprano Rose-Ellen Nichols,Kwagiulth and Stó: l? mezzo soprano Marion Newman, Alberta-born soprano Caitlin Wood, andmezzo-soprano Heather Molloy. Joining the cast for the 2019 tour are tenor Jan van der Hooft,baritone Kyle Lehmann, andSaugeen Ojibwaysoprano Joanna Burt,who made her Canadian Opera Company debut in 2017 as Sarah Riel in Louis Riel.
Scenic and projection design is by Andy Morowith costume design by Carmen Thompson, lighting by John Webber, and sound design by Sandy Scofield.
Performed in English and Gitksan, with English surtitles, the opera is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes long, with no intermission. General seating. Doors open ½ hour prior to performance.