Shanawdithit

May 16 - 25, 2019

Co-Commissioned and Co-Produced by Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon

Lyricist(s): Yvette Nolan
Composer(s): Dean Burry

Directed by:
Michael Mori, Yvette Nolan

Featuring:
Marion Newman
Clarence Frazer
Rebecca Cuddy
Asitha Tennekoon

In 1828, Shawnadithit, believed at the time of her death to be the last member of the Beothuk people, was taken to St. John’s by William Cormack. In her final months, she created a series of ten drawings that speak of the loneliness of survival, the beauty of the land, and the life she used to know. This collaboratively-created, multidisciplinary opera brings together Indigenous artists from Nations across Turtle Island to shine a light on a story misrepresented by history.

Upcoming Performances

May 16, 2019 8:00 pm

May 18, 2019 4:00 pm

May 21, 2019 8:00 pm

May 22, 2019 8:00 pm

May 23, 2019 8:00 pm

May 25, 2019 8:00 pm