World premiere of POMEGRANATE Opera

Become a patron and help bring the world premiere of POMEGRANATE to Toronto, a new lesbian chamber opera. Your donation will go directly to supporting the project enabling young performing artists the chance to perform and inhabit characters of the LGBTQ+ community. The premiere is set to take place early June 2019 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto's only queer producing theatre company, now in their 40th season.

*NEW UPDATE: if you would like a CANADIAN TAX RECEIPT please see us on Canada Helps, courtesy of Ardeleana Music/Whispering River Orchestra by clicking here!

Pomegranate is a circular story about the endurance of love over time. Suli & Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in the Villa of Mysteries in ancient Pompeii, 79 AD, where they meet the Temple Priestess and her handmaiden Julia. When Vesuvius erupts they are held in time until we meet the couple again - 1984, the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar. As Cass & Suzie they face the challenge of Suzie’s coming out to her conservative refugee family. The lovers are once more separated, and the story circles back to Pompeii, now in ruins, but the power of memory endures and evokes a final duet as they measure out the years of their love in pomegranate seeds.

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Thank you for your support!
~ the Pomegranate team ~

Donations (0)

  • Ellen Leonard 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 11 mos
  • Colleen Murphy 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Lorraine Diment 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Ingrid and Rita Fridella MacDonald 
    • $100 
    • 12 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Toronto, ON
Amanda Hale 
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