Bandits in the Valley

Bandits in the Don Valley?

Tapestry Opera animates the historic buildings of Todmorden Mills with a delightfully whimsical short opera.

Advanced ticket bookings are now closed but very limited rush tickets may be available at the door. Arrive early for best chance for rush tickets.

Advance ticket-holders are able to pre-order (at extra cost) delicious picnic baskets for two. (Note that orders must be received by Thursday for baskets to be available on the following Saturday or Sunday.)

Sat Sept 2/Sun Sept 3

Sat Sept 9/ Sun Sept 10

Sat Sept 16 (Note no performances Sun Sept 17)

Sat Sept 23/Sun Sept 24

Sat Sept 30

Performance Start Times: Saturdays (12 noon, 1:20 pm, 3:40 pm, no final show on Sept 23) Sundays:  (1:30 pm and 3:00 pm)

Todmorden Mills

Composer: Benton Roark
Librettist: Julie Tepperman
Director: Michael Mori

Featuring: tenor, Keith Klassen, soprano Jennifer Taverner, tenor Jacques Arsenault, baritone Alex Dobson, soprano Sara Schabas, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Tritchew.)

The place is Toronto’s Don Valley in the year 1880.  Join George Taylor and a traveling Gilbert & Sullivan theatrical troupe The Vagabonds, in a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his paper mill.  Meanwhile, Jeremiah, the leader of a local small-potatoes bandit group called The Rift Rafters has just discovered a long-hidden secret about his own identity and summons the audience in helping him break into Taylor’s house to obtain the evidence he needs.  How does it all turn out? Join us during one of our free September performances as the audience follows several characters and story lines all over the historic Todmorden Mills . . . perhaps some people will even find themselves summoned to be players on the stage!

Bandits in the Valley is a new multimedia opera work based on the local history of the Don Valley as a haven for smugglers and bandits in the late 1800’s. The work will be presented as a free community art activation, near the historic events depicted, utilizing locations inside the historic buildings on the site.

Photos by Dahlia Katz


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