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The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Jack Pine – Vancouver Opera In Schools

April 26, 2009, 3:30pm

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National Arts Centre - Fourth Stage

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Ticket Info

$10, Children $5, Family (4) $25


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Sundays and Holidays: when a performance is scheduled, the Box Office will open 2 hours prior to curtain until 15 minutes after the curtain time of the last performance.

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 [photo: Emily Carr]

Music and libretto by Veda Hille
Based on the children’s book by Canadian poet Christopher Patton

Amiel Gladstone, Dramaturge/Stage Director
Kinza Tyrell, Music Director
Rebecca Craster, Stage Manager 
Drew Facey, Set and Props Design 
John Powell, Costume Design
Hiather Darnel-Kadonaga, soprano (Piper/Pitch Pine)  
Rose-Ellen Nichols, mezzo-soprano (Rebecca/Red Cedar) 
Adam Fisher, tenor (Jackson/Jack Pine) 
Michael MacKinnon, bass (Botanist/White Pine)  
Andrea Wood, piano 

Make like a tree and sing! Vancouver Opera in Schools presents the wonderful story of Jack Pine, the gnarly and misunderstood tree who lives in the Canadian Rockies and tries to find his place among the other trees. Come meet the tenacious Jack Pine and his friends as they explore some of the myths and facts of Canada’s vast forests. An engaging 45-minute opera for young audiences (kindergarten to grade 7), Jack Pine is based on the children’s book of the same name by Christopher Patton, with music and libretto by Veda Hille.

Hiather Darnel-Kadonaga (soprano), Rose-Ellen Nichols (mezzo-soprano), Adam Fisher (tenor), and Michael MacKinnon (bass) are the talented cast, accompanied by pianist Andrea Wood. Both childfriendly and environmentally-friendly, this musical romp through the forests of western Canada is a delightful family outing.

Jack Pine will also be performed from April 21 to 24 in local schools.

Generously supported by Martha Lou Henley

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