Opera Erotique (May 2004) The Event Centre, Victoria, B.C. In support of Aids Vancouver Island
Collaborative Team: Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, Melissa Schiel, Matthew Leigh, Panthea, Jung-Ah Chung, Miles, Lowry, Silvina Samuel, Susu Robin
Opera Erotique (October 2004) The Event Centre, Victoria, Artspring Theatre, Salt Spring Island, Community Centre, Pender Island, Fire Hall Arts Centre, Vancouver.
Collaborative Team: Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, Melissa Schiel, Matthew Leigh, Panthea, Jung-Ah Chung, Miles, Lowry, Silvina Samuel, Andrea Lahmer
Opera Erotique (2010) Tranzac Club, Toronto, Ontario
Collaborative Team: Adria McCulloch, Bo Bárdos, Alexander Hajek, James McKernan, Lina Jimenez Nykwist, Christina Faye, Liza McLellan
The show integrates the world’s sexiest opera repertoire with drama and dance in an unabashed exploration of our deadliest desires. Over two thousand years ago, Aristotle stated, “There is a type of manly valor; but valor in a woman, or unscrupulous cleverness is inappropriate.” And so it is that opera’s clever, courageous women have, almost without exception, paid the price with their lives.
Though Opera Erotique focuses on these women – their erotic power and refusal to conform – it lives in a world inhabited by fantastical characters whose only desire is to make all things possible.