KHAOS coming to Trail

A made-in-the-Kootenay opera will be coming to Trail this Saturday.

A made-in-the-Kootenay opera will be coming to Trail this Saturday.

KHAOS, that premiered to sold out houses and rave reviews last month in Nelson, will touch down at the Charles Bailey Theatre (7:30 p.m.) as part of its world premiere tour for one performance only.

Close to 2,000 people saw the initial run of this newly commissioned opera at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre in early March.  In a “Globe and Mail” article following the Nelson run, City Opera Vancouver artistic director, Dr. Charles Barber, said “ people who attend this show will be astonished at the production values and the vocal values.”

Scored for seven soloists, chorus, orchestra and a solo dancer, KHAOS is a re-imagining of the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone set in a contemporary world of climate change and looming global catastrophe.

The work is performed entirely in English.

The Nelson Community Opera production features the opera’s composer, Don Macdonald, as musical director and its librettist, Nicola Harwood as the stage director and stars soprano, Allison Girvan as Persephone, Trail mezzo soprano, Audrey Bissett as Demeter, tenor, Roger Ley as Hades and baritone, Kevin Armstrong as Cerberus.

Tickets are on sale at the Charles Bailey Theatre ticket office for $25 (adults)