Inspiring Opera for Young People!
SANCTUARY SONG (For ages 6 years and up)
By Abigail Richardson-Schulte and Marjorie Chan
Directed by Lynda Hill
Featuring Xin Wang, Soprano
Jeremiah Sparks, Baritone
with Sharmila Dey & Martin Julien
Lisa Tahara, Piano & Michael Schulte, Violin
Inspired by the true story of an elderly elephant’s journey to freedom in the Tennessee Sanctuary guided by her friend and keeper of 22 years. Sanctuary Song celebrates through words and music, the power of compassion, empathy and the unique communication between elephants and humans.
“The charming Sanctuary Song is a show that is both accessible and challenging to children at the same time…Richardson’s music literally speaks
volumes as a tone poem of a life’s journey.” -Paula Citron, Globe and Mail, June 9, 2008.
Sanctuary Song was premiered at the 2008 Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity in partnership with Tapestry New Opera Works.
Saturday February 18, 4:30 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2:00 PM
Monday, February 20, 2:00 PM
Winner! Outstanding New Opera 2009 Dora Awards