June 5-9 // The Chamber // $30 – 50
Pomegranate is a chamber opera about the endurance of love over time. A harp conjures up ancient Pompeii in 79 CE where Suli and Cassia fall in love. Vesuvius erupts. Two thousand years later, in a Toronto lesbian bar an electric piano evokes the 1980s. Cass fights with Suzie over her coming out to her conservative refugee family. In a final duet in the ruins of Pompeii, the lovers count the years of their passion in pomegranate seeds. The rich resonance of three cellos, a flute and oboe underscore this tragic tale of lesbian love.
In partnership with Pride Toronto.
Photo by Greg Wong
Kye Marshall // Composer
Amanda Hale // Librettist
Michael Mori // Stage Director
Jennifer Tung // Music Director
Rebecca Gray // Performer (Cassia/Cass)
Camille Rogers // Performer (Suli/Suzie)
Teiya Kasahara // Performer (Priestess/Bartender)
Stephanie Tritchew // Performer (Julia/Mother)
Aaron Durand // Performer (Centurion/Uncle)
Rachel Forbes // Set & Costume Design
Michelle Ramsay // Lighting Design
Laura Warren // Projection Design
Viv Moore // Choreographer
Alex Sideris // Intimacy Choreographer
Jane Honek // Stage Manager
Wednesday, June 5 // 7:30PM (preview performance)
Thursday, June 6 // 7:30PM (opening night)
Friday, June 7 // 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 8 // 2PM
Saturday, June 8 // 7:30PM
Sunday, June 9 // 2PM
All other performances*
*A number of Pay-What-You-Can tickets will be available at the door for the 2PM performance on Saturday, June 8.
PWYC tickets are generally only available in-person at our box office, and we recommend getting here early for more popular shows as these tickets can sell fast. However, if getting down here in the middle of the day presents a barrier – accessible transportation, childcare, etc – simply call the box office at 416-975-8555 and we’ll hold a Pay What You Can ticket for you that you can purchase when you arrive to see the show.