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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Naomi's Road

Have you ever been to a Vancouver Opera In Schools performance?

VOIS is our touring program that brings opera to childen in different communities across the province. It's the
largest opera school touring program in Canada, and for over 40 years, has introduced more than 1.5 million young people and their families to the power and beauty of opera in their own schools and communities. 

VOIS tours include an energetic cast of professional singers with sets, props, costumes and piano accompaniment.... all stuffed into a van!

On tour right now:

Naomi's Road Composed by Ramona Luengen. Libretto by Ann Hodges.
Based on the novel Naomi's Road by Joy Kogawa.
Originally Commissioned by Vancouver Opera for Vancouver Opera In Schools 2005-2006.


Naomi’s Road is the coming-of-age story of a young Japanese-Canadian girl’s experiences as her family is moved from Vancouver to an internment camp in the interior of B.C.

In this sensitive, visually evocative production Naomi and her older brother Stephen struggle with the harshness of war, racism, bullying and loss of family.

Ultimately brother and sister triumph over their fears and discover the gifts that sustain them, music, words and love. Their resilience of spirit offers hope for the future and will lead audiences to discover the power of understanding and the beauty of compassion.

Would you like a chance to see Naomi's Road?

VOIS will be performing Naomi's Road at the Vancouver Opera Guild's fundraiser:

Sunday, November 4

Vancouver A
cademy of Music
1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

are $12 and available at the door, or in advance from 604-874-4042 or 604-738-2034 or

There will be door prizes, a raffle, a silent auction and refreshments!

Learn more about the Vancouver Opera Guild here.
Photo (Modified from the original): Japanese-Canadians being relocated to camps in the interior of British Columbia, 1942. Source: Library and Archives Canada/British Columbia Securities Commission collection/C-057249

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