Naomi’s Road

18 April, 2013 0 comment

The Italian Cultural Centre, together with the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society and the Nikkei Centre, are proud to present the Vancouver Opera Association’s production of Naomi’s Road.

Naomi’s Road is a moving and dramatic work set during World War II and adapted from Joy Kogawa’s award winning novel “Obasan”. Naomi’s Road depicts the dramatic journey of 9-year-old Naomi and her Japanese-Canadian family from Vancouver to an internment camp in the interior of B.C. This sensitive and compelling story is told through four talented singers, accompanied by a pianist.

2013 marks the 71st anniversary of the internment of Japanese and Italian Canadians. The shared history of both communities was the genesis for this operatic cross-cultural collaboration designed to create dialogue, educate, and build relationships across our multicultural bridges. The event will begin with a short historical presentation from both the Japanese and Italian communities and end with a small reception and Q&A for audience members.

Please join us this April 23rd at 7:00 pm for this special event!

Tickets are $12.50. For more information or ticket purchase, please call Il Centro at 604 430 3337.

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