In compliance with current COVID-19 health restrictions, The Book of My Shames will be postponed to a later date.
Opera Kelowna’s first studio production, Isaiah Bell’s The Book of My Shames, with new instrumental arrangements by Kelowna’s own Kolby Zinger-Harris.
It is powered by the glowing vocals of Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell, following him through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.
Presented by Opera Kelowna
Opera Kelowna will be closely monitoring the Provincial Health Authority for all recommendations. With the current restrictions in place until January 8th, 2021, tickets will not be available until after this announcement. If the scheduled performances are not able to move ahead, the show will be postponed to a future date.
Tickets are very limited. Early-access tickets will be offered first to Opera Kelowna members on January 10th before being released to the public on January 12th. Contact Opera Kelowna for membership details.
With all safety protocols and distancing in place, there are currently three performances planned at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Audience seating will be on the stage at tables of two with 10 feet distance between each audience grouping and 15 feet from the performing area.
1375 Water Street
To be determined
Created, composed & performed by Isaiah Bell
Created & directed by Sean Guist
Lighting design by Nicole Malcolm
With new orchestrations by Kolby Zinger-Harris
Rosemary Thomson – Music Director & Piano
Chamber Ensemble of professional instrumentalists
The Book of My Shames premiered at Tapestry Opera in 2019 and has been developed with the support of Pacific Opera Victoria and Intrepid Theatre.
This Production is made possible by a Project Grant from the BC Arts Council