The Children's Crusade
Composer: R. Murray Schafer
Librettist: R. Murray Schafer
Other Artistic Personnel: Tim Albery (Director)
David Fallis (Musical Director)
Hope Terry (Choreographer)
Leslie Travers (Set & Costume Designer)
Thomas C. Hase (Lighting Designer)
Original Cast: 150 performers including the Canadian Children's Opera Company and the Toronto Consort
Jacob Abrahamse (The Holy Child)
Maryem Tollar (Ariana, a Muslim woman who shares a deep spiritual connection with The Holy Child)
Diego Matamoros (multiple roles)
Premiere Date: June 09, 2009
Producing Company: Soundstreams Canada
Description: A world premiere Soundstreams and Luminato commission from R. Murray Schafer, The Children's Crusade is an opera for nearly 100 performers including the Canadian Children's Opera Company and the Toronto Consort.

This spectacular musical extravaganza is inspired by the actual events of the 13th century, when a crusade of love and peace was led by a rag-tag group of children from France.

Set in an industrial warehouse in the heart of Parkdale, the audience moves through the space with the cast and musicians, on an interractive journey of discovery.
Reviews: 'Children's Crusade' a memorable trek - CANOE -- JAM! 6/11/2009
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Soundstreams Canada
Address: 57 Spadina Ave, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J2
E-mail Address: info@soundstreams.ca
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2008 Canadian Opera Creation F Development
Project Name: The Children's Crusade
Awardee: Soundstreams Canada
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Award Category: 2009 Canadian Opera Creation F Production
Project Name: The Children's Crusade
Awardee: Soundstreams Canada
Director: Eleanor James
Conductor:
Designer: Jerrard Smith
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