THE QUEEN IN ME by Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野

A new co-production by Canadian Opera Company, Amplified Opera, Nightwood Theatre, and Theatre Gargantua
Created and Performed by Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野
Co-Directed by Andrea Donaldson & Aria Umezawa 
Conducted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser
Set & Costume Design by Joanna Yu
Lighting Design by André du Toit
Projection Design by Laura Warren
Stage Managed by Jane Honek
Assistant Stage managed by Stephanie Marrs

JUNE 2–4, 2022
7:30 PM 
Performed at the Canadian Opera Company Theatre
227 Front St. E., Toronto, Ontario
(Please note this venue is not the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts)

“Opera is more interesting than objectification, and Teiya Kasahara is one of a kind.” The Globe and Mail

Featuring music from La Bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor, Macbeth, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Rigoletto, Salome, and The Magic Flute. Combining comedy, drama, and plenty of opera, this exuberant show by interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 (they/them) explores the many ways that race, gender, and sexuality are policed in the opera industry. Through the lens of The Magic Flute‘s iconic Queen of the Night, the show reclaims space for the multitudes of women, trans, and non-binary individuals excluded from the stage, daring to imagine new narrative possibilities for the art form.

THE QUEEN IN ME is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation.

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