Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit

November 13 - 17, 2019

Soundstreams in partnership with Signal Theatre

Lyricist(s): Tomson Highway, Rawdna Carita Eira
Composer(s): Melissa Hui, Britta Byström

Directed by:
Michael Greyeyes, Cole Alvis

Melody Courage
Asitha Tennekoon
Bud Roach
Yolanda Bonnell

A creative team led by Indigenous artists 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.

In Aboriginal mythology, there's no heaven and there is no hell. You cross a kind of River Styx and you go into this region of the human consciousness...

- —Tomson Highway, Librettist, Pimooteewin

Upcoming Performances

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