Sweat

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Sweat is an a cappella opera for nine singers by Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton about the global garment industry. It was commissioned and developed by Soundstreams with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council and Opera.ca and was premiered in New York City this past October.

This July, Bicycle Opera is undertaking the Canadian premiere.

Scored for chorus and four soloists performing in English as well as Cantonese, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Hungarian, Sweat seeks to bring the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop. What do these workers dream of while sewing sleeves all day? Was life better in the village left behind? What choice did they make? Plunging headfirst into the ethical conundrums of the garment trade, this opera offers a window into the lives of the workers who clothe us.

Immediately evoking the environment of the sweatshop, Palmer’s score falls in and out of musical grooves as she contrasts the sonic world of the factory floor with the lyrical hopes and dreams of the women who labour there.

Cast

Stephanie Tritchew Union Organizer
Catherine Daniel Overseer
Larissa Koniuk Neighbour
Keith Lam Owner
Caitlin Wood Worker 1
Justine Owen Worker 2
Emma Char Worker 3
Alexandra Beley Worker 4
Cindy Won Worker 5
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Dahlia Katz
Dahlia Katz

Show Dates & Times

date start

July 15, 2017

Starts 8 p.m.
Price PWYC
8 p.m. PWYC

July 16, 2017

Starts 2 p.m.
Price PWYC
2 p.m. PWYC

July 19, 2017

Starts 7:30 p.m.
Price $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker
7:30 p.m. $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker

July 22, 2017

Price FREE! FREE!

July 23, 2017

Starts 2 p.m.
Price $30
2 p.m. $30

July 24, 2017

Starts 10 p.m.
Price $30
10 p.m. $30

July 28, 2017

Starts 7:30 p.m.
Price $39 general/$32 faculty & staff/$16 Student
7:30 p.m. $39 general/$32 faculty & staff/$16 Student

July 30, 2017

Starts 2 p.m.
Price PWYC
2 p.m. PWYC

Aug. 1, 2017

Starts 7 p.m.
Price $25 advance/$30 door
7 p.m. $25 advance/$30 door

Aug. 3, 2017

Starts 8 p.m.
Price $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker
8 p.m. $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker

Aug. 4, 2017

Starts 8 p.m.
Price $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker
8 p.m. $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker

Aug. 5, 2017

Starts 8 p.m.
Price $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker
8 p.m. $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker

Aug. 6, 2017

Starts 2 p.m.
Price $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker
2 p.m. $35 regular/$25 student & arts worker