As part of the first-ever ATB Canadian Series, we are very excited to present the world premiere of Shelter, Nov. 15-18 at La Cité Francophone. A fable that flirts with the dangerous beauty of science, Shelter is the result of years of research and workshopping by composer Juliet Palmer and librettist Julie Salverson. Fall in love with the classics on our main stage while experiencing something new and intriguing during the ATB Canadian Series.
Our 2012/13 season continues with two operas from around the world — Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Experience both operas as part of the Opera Duo subscription, starting at $76. A subscription package is also available for the ATB Canadian Series, with the Canadian contemporary operas Shelter and Svadba – Wedding.
Understand the context around Shelter with a panel on Nov. 14, 6 p.m. at La Cité Francophone. Librettist Julie Salverson, author Peter van Wyck (Highway of the Atom) and film director Tom Radford (Tickling the Dragon Tails - the story of Louis Slotin) will discuss Canada's role in the Manhattan Project.
On Nov. 16 at 12 p.m., Salverson and Atomicalia curator Mick Broderick will host an informal talk at La Cité about the artifacts featured in the atomic-themed exhibit, which is available for viewing Nov. 14-19 at La Cité.
A free screening of Village of Widows will be at Zeidler Hall, Citadel Theatre, on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Peter Blow's documentary, which tells the story of the Dene who mined the uranium for the Manhattan Project on Great Bear Lake, was part of librettist Julie Salverson's research when writing Shelter. Admission to the movie is free.
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