Vancouver Opera coming to Kitimat schools

In what is certainly a high note for Kitimat schools, students will be able to watch a performance put on by Vancouver Opera In Schools.

In what is certainly a high note for Kitimat schools, students will be able to watch a performance put on by Vancouver Opera In Schools.

The travelling opera show partners with school districts to bring their performances out of the city and the Coast Mountains School District just announced they will be bringing up the singers for shows around the district.

Select Kitimat students will watch the show tomorrow when there will be two performances at Mount Elizabeth Theatre.

Due to the limited shows and seating, the opera will only be available to students.

Vancouver Opera’s performance on this tour is called Naomi’s Road, based on a novel by Joy Kogawa.

The setting is World War II and tells the story of a 9-year-old girl’s journey with her family from Vancouver to an internment camp in the interior of B.C.

Nancy Wells, school district superintendent, said that the shows are open to grades where the curriculum matches somewhat to the subject of the show, but they are trying to get as many students as possible to see the performance.

“I just felt it was time that kids in the Coast Mountains School District had this opportunity,” said Wells. “I think it’s going to be a really…great occasion.”

The Vancouver Opera in Schools program has been running for over 35 years.

Performances were also done in Hazelton, Terrace and Stewart.