Tina Chang on Dark Sisters 150 150 Archway Publishers

Tina Chang on Dark Sisters

Tina Chang is the Assistant Conductor and Principal Répétiteur for VO’s production of Dark Sisters. We’ve asked her a few questions about what it’s like to work on this exciting piece. What are the challenges in rehearsing the Dark Sisters? I find the background, the history and what we hear even just recently on the news,…

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Dark Sisters: Program Notes 150 150 Archway Publishers

Dark Sisters: Program Notes

Doug Tuck is VO’s Director of Marketing. Welcome to the Canadian premiere of Dark Sisters, which has had only three other productions since its completion in 2011: at Gotham Chamber Opera, in New York; at Opera Philadelphia, in 2012; and at Pittsburgh Opera, in 2014. Dark Sisters is set in the American southwest. Its story is inspired in part by…

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Dark Sisters: Musical Notes 150 150 Archway Publishers

Dark Sisters: Musical Notes

Dr. Kinza Tyrrell is VO’s Principal Répétiteur and Assistant Chorus Director, Head Coach of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program and guest faculty at the Canadian Opera Company and Opera Nuova, and the conductor for VO’s Dark Sisters. Nico Muhly’s colourful imagination has created a diverse orchestral palette in Dark Sisters – a chamber opera with only thirteen players,…

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Opera Takes on Polygamy – as Close to Us as Bountiful BC 150 150 Archway Publishers

Opera Takes on Polygamy – as Close to Us as Bountiful BC

I’ve been reading two fascinating books about polygamy in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), leading up to Vancouver Opera’s production of Dark Sisters opening November 26. Vancouver journalist Daphne Bramham’s fascinating, readable account of polygamy in British Columbia, The Secret Lives of Saints, is a gripping story of the…

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