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Elijah's Kite
James Rolfe
Camyar Chai
Susan Suchard, music director; Michael Clipperton, director; Julia Tribe, stage designer
Neema Bickersteth, Jessica Lloyd, James McLennan, Jennifer Rasor, Calvin Powell
April 09, 2006
Tapestry New Opera Works
A morality tale that deals with bullying and school violence, Elijah's Kite is written with tenderness and humour, and explores the issues of friendship, loneliness and self image. Nine year old Elijah feels alone in the school yard and is often bullied by Big Billy Brett. For comfort, Elijah brings his favourite kite to school and dreams of flying away. One day, Elijah meets a strong new girl named Miriam who isn’t afraid of Billy and stands up to him. However, Miriam soon learns to use her new power in the peer group in a negative manner and begins bullying others herself. In the end, by developing empathy for each other and appreciating diversity, they all discover what it takes to make Elijah’s kite fly: caring and cooperation!
This opera was formerly known as The Manhattan Project
Not Available
pf, elec bass, drums
contemporary classical / popular, urban
Anna Mathew, Tapestry New Opera Works
55 Mill St., Bldg #58 Studio 316
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada
416-537-6066 x 221
Schedule of Performances Listings
Elijah's Kite (Rolfe)
Monday, October 30, 2006 - Tapestry New Opera Works
Elijah's Kite (Rolfe)
Sunday, April 09, 2006 - Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater

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