"Shot" by librettist Anna Chatterton and HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 19:30 - 22:30
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
The Studio at First Ontario Concert Hall formerly Hamilton Place ( 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton, ON)

An evening of theatre and music highlights the life and story of D’Arcy McGee, a former Irish revolutionary who became a father of the Canadian Confederation.

This celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial features the world premiere of the new chamber opera Shot, written by Hamilton librettist Anna Chatterton and HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte, inspired by McGee’s life and death and the play, It’s Morning Now, by Hamilton playwright Dermot Nolan.

Featuring Canadian singers from COSI (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy) guided by Artistic Director Darryl Edwards and accompanied by a chamber ensemble of the HPO, this dramatic evening brings opera back to Hamilton and highlights this important part of our nation’s history. McGee’s assassination within a year of Confederation was a national trauma for the new nation. Shot presents the epic story of the trial, conviction and execution of his alleged murderer in compelling operatic form.

In a unique double-bill, the evening begins with scenes from Mr. Nolan’s play, directed by Brad Rudy and presented in collaboration with the Players’ Guild of Hamilton.

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