A chamber opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current.
Presented by the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RT/SIS)
Tickets: $25 adults, $15 students
The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) and Regina Treaty/Status Indian Services (RT/SIS) have joined together to commemorate the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls through the presentation of the chamber opera, Missing, November 8 and 9 at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.
Written by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno Award-winning composer Brian Current, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing is a poetic expression of loss and hope.
Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) and City Opera Vancouver (COV) commissioned Missing and presented a premiere run in both cities in November 2017. The Regina performances are a presentation of POV’s touring production, which also includes performances in Victoria and Prince George.
The Regina performances feature seven RSO musicians, as well as seven Indigenous and non-Indigenous singers from across Canada. Timothy Long of the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma is conducting.
The joint presentation of Missing is possible thanks to funding from the federal government’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Commemoration Fund. It was also guided by the RSO’s Indigenous Advisory Council in collaboration with RT/SIS.
A File-Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council organization, RT/SIS provides assistance, programming, training, advocacy and referral services for the Urban First Nations and those First Nations transitioning between Reserve and the City of Regina.
RT/SIS’ mission is to achieve “One Stop Service Delivery” and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of programs and services to the Treaty/Status Indian population in the City of Regina.
SPONSORED BY: K+S
In Partnership with: City of Regina, SaskCulture, Regina Police Service, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Prince George Native Friendship Centre, Canada Council for the Arts/New Chapter Fund, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commemoration Fund.