Bicycle Opera Project at Curbside Cycle
Posted on 28 August 2015
The intrepid cycling opera company will be performing at Curbside Cycle on Sept. 4th at 8PM. Tickets available here. $20 per person. PWYC Standing Room available at the door. Bells included!
This year Bicycle Opera is touring their production: shadow box.
shadow box is a collection of eight contemporary opera scenes, but with one vision – exploring our mind’s relationship to memory: what we treasure dearly and what haunts us in turn. Audiences should expect something very different from shadow box; a single narrative experience. Along with returning stage director Liza Balkan, Bicycle Opera welcomes set designer and live projection artist Sonja Rainey. Known for her tactile and experiential approach, Sonja will be using real-time projection art to explore the shadows that live beyond the surface.
In addition the Bicycle Opera Project engages in their first commissioned work: Ride of the Bicycle Bells by Christopher Thornborrow. This Toronto based composer, Bicycle Opera friend, and cycling enthusiast mashes together operatic overture with a bike-y twist – it’s scored for 11 (curb side) bicycle bells (and 1 bike horn!)