Chernobyl: The Opera

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This staged song cycle tells the stories of survivors of the meltdown on the Chernobyl nuclear reactor as well as those who have chosen to resettle in the region despite the dangers to their health. Using verbatim text taken from interviews and sung by an ensemble of seven, Chernobyl: The Opera uses music, movement, and projection to explore the horrifying and heartbreaking yet compelling history of a nuclear disaster.

Performers: singers Jessica Hood, Kevin Lee, Steffi Munshaw, Chu-Lynne Ng, Gina Readman, Manuela Sosa, Benjamin Stone; cellist Clara Shandler; accordionist Elliot Vaughan
Concept and Direction: Aliya Griffin
Composition and Musical Direction: Elliot Vaughan
Stage Management: Jessica Han

The sophisticated score swaggers like a peg-legged drunk ... its execution is terrifically precise

Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight