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January 21, 2020 Events

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
» The Flight of the Hummingbird
Jan 13 to May 03, Touring opera for young audiences that travels and performs at the school
Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria have collaborated to co-commission and co-produce a new opera for young audiences with music by Maxime Goulet and libretto by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida) and Barry Gilson. The Flight of the Hummingbird stage director is Glynis Leyshon with musical direction by Kinza Tyrrell.
In this enchanting opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire.
The Flight of the Hummingbird is based of an Indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave Hummingbird traveled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations. Contact cdugan@vancouveropera.ca
The opera is 45 minutes in length and features four singers and a small ensemble. The production is suitable for students in Kindergarten though Grade 9. This production is accompanied by a study guide aligned with the First Peoples Principles of Learning and the B.C. curriculum. The study guide was created by an advisory council of Indigenous artists, educations and knowledge keepers.
Touring British Columbia January to April 2020. School and community bookings available: $800 +GST per performance.
Visit the website for more info: www.vancouveropera.ca/learn/the-flight-of-the-hummingbird/