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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
North American Works Directory Listing
Pimooteewin (The Journey)
Melissa Hui
Thomson Highway
Elmer Iseler Singers; Lydia Adams: conductor; Michael Greyeyes: choreographer
February 15, 2008
Soundstreams Canada
Inspired by quintessential North American native mythology, the story features Weesageechak (the Trickster) and Misigoo (The Eagle) as they journey across the river to a magic island where the Spirits of the Dead dance every night by the light of the moon. Weesageechak captures them in a basket and sets out to return to the land of the living. But the Spirits of the Dead are restless, and on the long journey back, one by one they escape from the basket, a myth that illuminates much that is universal about the human condition.
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
2007 Canadian Opera Creation Fund Development
Pimooteewin (The Journey)
Soundstreams Canada
2008 Canadian Opera Creation Fund Production
Pimooteewin (The Journey)
Soundstreams Canada

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