Tapestry & Edmonton Opera to Present SHELTER, 6/12-15
Tapestry, in co-production with Edmonton Opera, present the Toronto premiere of SHELTER by Julie Salverson and Juliet Palmer, June 12-15 at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
Flirting with the dangerous beauty of science, SHELTER, a darkly comic chamber opera, maps the journey of a family struggling to be ordinary in the atomic age. Under the enlightened guidance of physicist Lise Meitner, Thomas and Claire fall madly in marriage, and birth a glowing daughter called Hope. Hidden away for 21 years, Hope finally emerges to find a mysterious man at her door with a destiny to fulfill.
Hailed as an "intriguing, darkly comic fable" by the Wall Street journal and a "...remarkably provocative production" by the Calgary Herald, SHELTER received its world premiere in Edmonton in 2012, ten years after Julie and Juliet met at Tapestry's composer/librettist laboratory. In 2003 they presented the first atom of SHELTER, "Over the Japanese Sea" at the official opening of the new Tapestry studio in the Distillery Historic District and have been collaborating ever since.
Composer, Juliet Palmer weaves together influences of Brahms, big band, funk and the post-apocalyptic sounds of 1990s Japanese punk, shedding light on the very human qualities of love, sacrifice, and the unintended consequences of the choices people make.
Ticket prices range from $55-$75 + HST and can be purchased in person at the Canadian Stage Box Office at 26 Berkeley Street,by calling 416.368.3110 or online at CanadianStage For more information visit TapestryOpera.