The Bicycle Opera Project Goes to Almonte – Sweat

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Scored for chorus and five soloists performing in English, Cantonese, Ukrainian, and Hungarian, Sweat brings the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop. Improvisation and percussive spoken text contrast the world of the factory floor with the dreams of the women who labour there. Plunging headfirst into the ethical conundrums of the garment trade, the work offers a window into the lives of the workers who clothe us. The Bicycle Opera Project stages Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton’s a capella masterpiece.

Artists

Bicycle Opera Project
Geoffrey Sirett, musical director
Banuta Rubess, stage director
Kai Masakoa, lighting designer
Julia Howman, stage manager
Sonja Rainey, designer
Larissa Koniuk, soprano
Justine Owen, soprano
Caitlin Wood, soprano
Alexandra Beley, mezzo-soprano
Emma Char, mezzo-soprano
Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano
Stephanie Tritchew, mezzo-soprano
Cindy Won, mezzo-soprano
Keith Lam, tenor

Programme

Juliet Palmer (music) and Anna Chatterton (libretto): Sweat


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 3 Rosamond Street East, Almonte ON

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