No One's Safe | House Program

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About the Program

At the Marshall family reunion, you’re invited to immerse yourself in a murder mystery of operatic proportions. Once you choose which character to follow, you will begin an interactive experience that takes you into the complex and intimate world of the Marshalls. You will witness the discovery of a murdered family member, and you will follow your character as you wind your way through the Leighton Studios and the lives of this complex group of people. Any one of the players could be the murderer, and with a little detective work, all might be revealed…or not...

Please Note:

This performance features mature themes, violence, graphic video content of a sexual nature, nudity, blood, strong language. It also has a limited audience capacity and takes place outdoors, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking level forest trails. Electronic cigarettes will also be used during the performance.

Please turn off all cellphones, photo/video cameras.

Message from Artistic Director

Welcome! It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you all back to another season of Opera at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. This is my sixth summer as Artistic Director of “Opera in the 21st Century” and one of our best ones yet.

Our opera program continues to grow and expand year to year. This summer, we welcomed 29 participants from all over the world to come and experience opera at Banff Centre. We offered positions to 14 singers, 10 instrumentalists, 2 pianists, 2 stage directors and a conductor. This is our third season welcoming instrumentalists, which I believe is unique to any opera program that exists. The reason is to foster a new, more theatrical orchestral musician, who is integrated with the action of the music and performance practice.

We supported these participants by providing a world class faculty to work with them on all the skills needed to not only survive but thrive in the world of arts in 2019.

I believe strongly in the need to connect with our communities. We had over-capacity audiences at both our #OperaPub series at the Royal Canadian Legion #26 Colonel Moore Branch in Banff and held community concerts in both Banff and artsPlace in Canmore.

Our programming/training this summer focused on creation and working with living composers.

We’re presenting a work-in-progress in our Leighton Studios called No One’s Safe. This opera is loosely based on some of Mozart’s melodies, but we have commissioned Canadian composer Nicole Lizée to bring her unique voice to the music of this show. The staging calls for the audience to travel around the different studios and has proven to be a fun challenge for our production and artistic teams.

You’ll also see a new opera commissioned by Banff Centre called Silent Light. Music by Paola Prestini and text by Royce Vavrek. This work features our Artist-in-Residence Daniel Okulitch and is directed/designed by Thaddeus Strassberger. Creation is the way forward and a skill that is becoming more important than ever before.

Opera at Banff Centre will continue to thrust forward, while acknowledging and building on the foundations of the past.

Finally, I would like to thank the team here at Banff Centre for providing the support needed for us to achieve the success we are all striving for. They allow us to dream bigger and accomplish more. I hope to see you at the opera this summer.

Sincerely,

Joel Ivany

Artistic Director, Opera

Additional Messages

Note from the Composer

"A series of turntables lie in the hot sun and send forth the dripping, skewed sounds of the Time Life® Mozart Opera Collection as the grooves melt into each other, morph and become twisted. They meld with records and cassettes from the Nicole Lizée collection, forming new sounds, genres and future Time Life® collections. This opera is constructed as a surrealist TV series in the spirit of Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. It transports opera down the rabbit hole and reimagines the multisensory opera experience in the 21st century, drawing upon aspects of game culture, rave culture, technostalgia, technophobia, malfunction, hauntology, paranoia, voyeurism, and psychedelia while examining modern society."

Nicole Lizée
Banff Centre, June 2019

 

Opera performances at Banff Centre are generously supported

by the David Spencer endowment encouragement fund.

Biographies

Credits

Creative Team

Stage Director, LibrettistJoel Ivany
Assistant Director | With the assistance of the David Weyant and Charlene Aderson Artist AwardDana Fradkin
Musical DirectorTopher Mokrzewski
ComposerNicole Lizée
Assistant ConductorBrian Gilling
Scenic and Costume DesignerAdriana Bogaard
Set & Costume Designer* | With the assistance of the Marshall M. Williams EndowmentKimberly Bartnik
Lighting DesignerChantal Labonté
Lighting Designer* | With the assistance of the CIBC Emerging Artists ScholarshipsElla Wieckowski
Répétiteur | With the assistance of the Boris Roubakine Memorial EndowmentHolly Kroeker
Répétiteur | With the assistance of the Marnie Warrack Memorial Endowment AwardAndrea Van Pelt

Cast

Daniel Marshall | With the assistance of the Harold Douglas Brown EndowmentJohnathon Kirby
Jessie Anderson | With the assistance of the Joyce and David Keith Scholarship for the ArtsLara Secord-Haid
Thomas Marshall | With the assistance of the Benediktson Fellowship for Mexican ArtistsCarlos Arambula
Cari Bayar | With the assistance of the Annie Romanchuk Endowment AwardGeorgia Burashko
Stephen Marshall | With the assistance of the Ruby Mercer Endowment Andrew Adridge
Rebecca Marshall | With the assistance of the CIBC Emerging Artists Scholarships EndowmentSarah Dufresne
Sarah ThorpeMidori Marsh
Rachel Marshall | With the assistance of the Jenny Belzberg Endowment Alexandra Smither
Alex Bello | With the assistance of the T.C. Hargrave Scholarship in Voice EndowmentElias Theocharidis
Calvin MarshallKyle Brenders

Instrumentalists

Flute | With the assistance of the Frederick Louis Crosby Memorial EndowmentLaura Chambers
Trumpet | With the assistance of the Barbara and John Poole Endowment Duncan Campbell
Violin | With the assistance of the Frederick Louis Crosby Memorial Endowment Veda Hingert-McDonald
Electric Guitar | With the assistance of the Barbara and John Poole Endowment Liz Faure
Electric Bass | With the assistance of the Sir Mark Turner Memorial Endowment Tom Fleming
Cello | With the assistance of the Margaret (Peggie) Sampson Memorial EndowmentSophie Gledhill
Harp | With the assistance of the Ruth and Wes Van Dusen Endowment Matt Dupont
Double Bass | With the assistance of the Susan and Graeme McDonald Music EndowmentAustin Lewellen
Percussion | With the assistance of the John Linn Memorial EndowmentJessica Tsang

Coaches

Head CoachMarie-Ève Scarfone
Acting & Improv CoachRebecca Northan
CoachSandra Horst
CoachJudith Forst
Intimacy DirectionAmanda Cutting
Fight DirectionJohn Knight

Stage Management

Stage ManagerKate Porter
Associate Stage ManagerNatasha Bean-Smith
Assistant Stage Manager* | With the assistance of the Institute of Canadian Bankers EndowmentDuston Baranow-Watts
Assistant Stage Manager* | With the assistance of the William T. Wylie EndowmentMolly Noonan

Program Management

Managing Director, Performing ArtsNathan Medd
Program Manager, Performing ArtsKate Newby
Program CoordinatorJaida Regan
Program AssistantIsaac Earl

Production

Managing DirectorKevin Tanner
Production ManagerGina Bennett
Technical ManagerPeter Eaton
Technical DirectorAutumn Coppaway
Technical Director* | With the assistance of the Sonja and Michael Koerner EndowmentLaura Coleman
Company ManagerMarcie Januska
Stage Management & Production AssistantTambry Bernath
Music Stage Management and Production Assistant* | With the assistance of the Laszlo L. Funtek EndowmentRose Jenkins
Stage Management & Production AssistantNurdjana de Rijcke
Production CoordinatorMeghan Borthwick
Production Administrative AssistantKelsey Sewell
Production TechnicianRaffi Tchalikian
Production TechnicianKatie German

Lighting

Head of LightingMatt Flawn
Assistant Head of LightingDarrell Shaw
Lighting TechnicianSkyler Diotte
Lighting TechnicianThomas Giroux
Lighting TechnicianJames Thurmeier
Lighting TechnicianStuart Williamson
Lighting Technician* | With the assistance of the Canadian Pacific Hotels EndowmentAlexandra Carruthers
Lighting Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsShireen Norouzi
Lighting Technician* | With the assistance of the Jeannie McWhinnie Endowment FundEvan Williams

Piano

Head Piano TechnicianAlbert Picknell
Assistant Piano TechnicianRobert Haist

Projection

Projection TechnologistCorwin Ferguson
Projection Technologist* | With the assistance of the Asper EndowmentRamona Caprariu
Projection Technologist* | With the assistance of the Ontario Artists FundJenny Erb

Properties

Head of PropertiesCarolyn Choo
Properties BuilderSteve Benson
Properties Builder* | With the assistance of the Sonja and Michael Koerner EndowmentYu Kyoung Kim
Properties Builder* | With the assistance of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed EndowmentNicole Logan
Properties Builder* | With the assistance of the Sir Mark Turner Memorial Scholarships EndowmentCharlie Stuart-Grumbar

Scenic Art

Head Scenic ArtistAndrea Steinwand
Scenic Artist* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsShauna Jones
Scenic Artist* | With the assistance of the Sonja and Michael Koerner EndowmentTessa Pyrik

Scenic Carpentry

Scenic CarpenterChris Hayes
Scenic CarpenterRichard Green

Sound

Head of SoundLyle Fish
Assistant Head of SoundCharles Culver
Sound TechnicianSamantha Hindle
Sound TechnicianAlex Nieva
Sound TechnicianAndrew Philpott
Sound TechnicianCorey Wiles
Sound Technician* | With the asistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsBranden Boyd
Sound Technician* | With the assistance of the Ian S. Lee Memorial EndowmentJason Leal
Sound Technician* | With the assistance of the IBM Theatre Crafts EndowmentJohnathan Limbrick

Stage Carpentry

Head Stage CarpenterBruce McComb
Assistant Head Stage CarpenterBrett Rayner
Stage CarpenterLarry Farley
Stage CarpenterDave Miller
Stage CarpenterEmily Milne
Stage CarpenterTom Heemskerk
Stage Technician* | With the assistance of the Barbara Gyurka Award for Technical AchievementDana Marlese Achtem
Stage Technician* | With the assistance of the Canadian Pacific Hotels EndowmentRebecca Reid

Wardrobe

Head of WardrobePatsy Thomas
Assistant to the Head of WardrobeBarb Markert
Wardrobe CutterJudith Darough
Wardrobe First handTira O'Daly
Wardrobe Maintenance TechnicianElena Vandakurova
Wardrobe StitcherLeah MacRae
Wardrobe Manager, Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Brent McLean and Sheila Wappel-McLean Artist AwardJonathan Beaudoin
Wardrobe Management* | With the assistance of the Nova Corporation EndowmentAbbie Brokenshire
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Sonja and Michael Koerner EndowmentShawnte Burrell
Wardrobe Manager, Wardrobe Maintenance Technician* | With the assistance of the Donald and Stella Cameron Memorial EndowmentOlivia Derksen
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Marshall M. Williams EndowmentLindsey Kapitzke
Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Harold Crabtree Foundation EndowmentJasmine Murray-Bergquist
Wardrobe Technician* | CUPE Local 4318 Scholarship FundHailey Urbanoski
Fanshawe Wardrobe Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsSabrina Stace

Wardrobe - Boots & Shoes

Head of Boots & ShoesKathryn Neuman
Boots & Shoes Technician* | With the assistance of the CIBC Emerging Artists Scholarships EndowmentRebecca Antonakis
Boots & Shoes Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsColin Wintz

Wigs & Makeup

Head of Wigs & Make-upLaura Lee Osborne
Wigs & Make-up Technician* | With the assistance of the Banff Centre Artists' AwardsMicaela Burke
Wigs & Make-up Technician* | With the assistance of the Gertrude and Ernest E. Poole EndowmentGuillaume Carpentier
* denotes Practicum Participant Please note financial assistance to participants and practicums is made possible through Banff Centre Scholarships and through the various scholarship funds named above.