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Saturday, May 18, 2024

sat25may7:30 pmsat9:30 pmLetters from Home & Penelope: DreamwalkerEvent Type Music7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-03:00) Sanctuary Arts Centre, 100 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1C5, Canada

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Opera Nova Scotia presents two original musical works with themes of women’s strength, motherhood, and life in Nova Scotia on May 25 at the Sanctuary Arts Centre in Dartmouth.

The featured presentation, Letters from Home, was composed in 2015. It is a multi-dimensional performance featuring original music, archival projections, and an original script written and performed by mezzo-soprano Paula Rockwell. Rockwell utilizes family letters to tell the story of her maternal grandmother’s relocation from England to Nova Scotia.

Penelope: Dreamwalker is a twelve-minute mini-opera by new music specialist Janice Jackson. explores the unexpected pregnancy and resulting suicide of a young woman called Penelope, who studied at Dalhousie University in the 1920s. Her death in Shirreff Hall led to stories of a ghost haunting the residence.


May 25, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-03:00)

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