THE LAKE / N-HA-A-ITK|
A True-Life Canadian opera by Barbara Pentland and Dorothy Livesay
WORLD PREMIERE Production by Astrolabe Musik Theatre and Turning Point Ensemble in collaboration with Westbank First Nation
August 15 & 16 at 8:00 p.m.
August 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Quails' Gate Winery
3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna
60 years after its radio debut, THE LAKE "goes home" to its actual setting - British settlers Susan and John Allison's 1873 Sunnyside ranch, now West Kelowna's award-winning Quails' Gate Winery.
Astrolabe Musik Theatre and Turning Point Ensemble, in collaboration with Westbank First Nation, proudly present the first-ever full staging of Barbara Pentland's masterwork (libretto by Governor-General Award-winning poet Dorothy Livesay) in a fully integrated evening of historical Canadian opera and contemporary syilx First Nations culture.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of aural history based on the true-life story of pioneer Susan Allison's sighting of the famous creature of the lake, with the proud heritage and vibrant contemporary culture of the syillx people, set in the vineyards overlooking pristine Lake Okanagan and a magnificent backdrop of mountains.
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Special Wine Reception, Dinner and Brunch Packages available
Turning Point Ensemble, under the expert direction of stage director James Fagan Tait and music director Owen Underhill, is joined by an incredible cast including soprano Heather Pawsey as Susan Allison, Westbank First Nation elder/singer Delphine Derickson, bass-baritone Angus Bell, tenor Brian Kwangmin Lee, mezzo-soprano Barbara Towell, dancer Corinne Derickson, Jordan Coble and other members of Westbank First Nation. Costume design is by Mara Gottler, with lighting design by Gerald King.
ON-LINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 3 HOURS PRIOR TO PERFORMANCES. TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT QUAILS' GATE WINERY.
Tickets are non-refundable. Performances will be held rain or shine -- umbrellas and rain gear welcome in case of showers!
|Friday Aug 15, 2014 8:00 PM - Sunday Aug 17, 2014 2:00 PM | CA$25.00 - CA$175.00
Quails' Gate Winery (View)
3303 Boucherie Road
West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2H3
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|