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December 7 - 7:30PM
The Studio

HPO - McGee

This evening of theatre and music explores the life and assassination of D’Arcy McGee, an Irish revolutionary who became a father of the Canadian Confederation.

In a unique double-bill, this celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial presents two world premieres. The event begins with scenes from It’s Morning Now by Hamilton playwright Dermot Nolan followed by the new chamber opera Shot written by Hamilton librettist Anna Chatterton and HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

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.