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Of The Sea

Presented by Obsidian Theatre Company Inc. and Tapestry Opera and TO Live at Bluma Appel Theatre - St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto ON

Mar 25 2023
Apr 01 2023
Of The Sea

Artwork by Gerda Creates - digital design of a man standing at the bottom of the sea holding a small child in his arms.

Obsidian and Tapestry Make History with New Canadian Black Opera.

Under the crushing power of the Atlantic Ocean, a mythical world rises from the depths Of the Sea.

A father will do anything to save his daughter. Of the Sea follows the story of Maduka, his daughter Binyelum, and fellow Africans thrown overboard during the Middle Passage who now populate mythical underwater kingdoms that span the ocean floor. Amidst the waves, fiery plans for revenge are made, a parent is blinded by love for their child, and a fight against fate begins.

In the cold, murky

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  • 🌊. Of The Sea is @obsidiantheatreco and Tapestry Opera's historic large-scale Black Canadian opera with an all-Black cast.

    Don’t miss the five-performance run for what Opera Ramblings has called “the biggest event of the month.” Tickets are limited and selling fast!

    Of the Sea is a journey under the crushing power of the Atlantic Ocean, where a mythical world rises from the depths.

    Of The Sea
    March 25 - April 1
    Bluma Appel Theatre

    Libretto by Kanika Ambrose
    Composed by Ian Cusson
    Directed by Philip Akin
    Conducted by Jennifer Tung
    A co-production with Obsidian Theatre Company and Tapestry Opera

    Filmed by Blake Hannahson
    Edited by Taylor Long


Bluma Appel Theatre - St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4


    • Closed Caption
    • Wheelchair Access

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