Why are my people always disappearing like this?
A creative team led by Indigenous artists Michael Greyeyes and Cole Alvis comes together to present a double-bill of the world’s first operas in the languages of Cree and Sámi, complete with 2 narrators, soprano and tenor soloists, 3 actors/dancers, and a vocal and chamber instrument ensemble. Step into a world of cross-cultural odysseys and examine how we live on earth, how we pass to the land of the dead, and the consequences of love and sacrifice.
Michael Greyeyes, Cole Alvis, co-directors
Melissa Hui, Britta Byström, composers
Tomson Highway, Rawdna Carita Eira, librettists
David Fallis, musical director
Yolanda Bonnell, Heli Huovinen, narrators
Melody Courage, Asitha Tennekoon, Bud Roach, vocal soloists
Joelle Peters, Samantha Brown, Vienna Hehir, dancers
Sopranos: Vania Chan, Deantha Edmondds-Ramsay, Nicole Joy Fraser, Jennifer Taverner, Karen Weigold
Mezzo Sopranos: Margaret Bárdos, Rebecca Cuddy, Michelle Lafferty
Tenors: Bud Roach, Jonathan MacArthur, Mitchell Pady, Asitha Tennekoon
Baritones: Neil Aronoff, Evan Korbut, Bryan Martin
and Chamber Orchestra