Giiwedin, First Nations opera premieres in Toronto / L’opéra des Premières nations Giiwedin en grande première à Toronto

By unsettledscores / On / In Music, News, Opera

La Scena Musicale, article by Joseph So:

“Want to experience something a little different from the typical operatic fare?  Native Earth and An Indie(n)Rights Reserve are co-presenting Giiwedin, a First Nations opera…First Nations mezzo Marion Newman plays Noodin-Kwe, a 150 year old native woman fighting for her land…While the music …is baroque in style, the opera contains a myriad of musical genres from classical to jazz. It promises to be a very interesting evening.”