“Sweat” – an acappella opera by the Bicycle Opera Project
30 July at the Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield
two performances – 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
An event summary is at http://www.theregenttheatre.org/event/sweat/
Tickets are available at https://www.theregenttheatre.org/tickets/?eid=21194
Baxter Arts Centre members will be given a $3 discount when they enter the code ‘BAC-465’.
Sweat is an opera about the global garment industry for nine singers by Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton. Scored for chorus and four soloists performing in English as well as Cantonese, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Hungarian, Sweat seeks to bring the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop. What do these workers dream of while sewing sleeves all day? Was life better in the village left behind? What choice did they make? Plunging headfirst into the ethical conundrums of the garment trade, this opera offers a window into the lives of the workers who clothe us.
The Bicycle Opera Project is the only Canadian opera company that tours by bicycle. Designed to bring contemporary Canadian music to smaller communities where there is little opportunity to hear it, the company closes the gap between audiences and singers by performing in intimate spaces and by engaging in an annual tour that is ecologically responsible.
Centre members will be given a $3 discount when they enter the code ‘BAC-465’.