Obeah Opera is a stunning rhythmic opera of the Salem witch trials told from the perspective of the young Caribbean slave Tituba who experienced it. Asah Productions – A Nicole Brooks Vision presented it from June 18 – 22, 2019 at the Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Luminato. 14 women, 5 men, and 2 dogs were executed for their supposed crimes in Salem, Mass in 1692 from a massive witch hunt in which hundreds were arrested. Obeah Opera is a superb musical based in black music such as calypso and gospel with an all-female cast.
“Luminato is Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian artists to support the development and creation of distinctive new work as well as presenting today’s most exciting artists from around the world. “ [ Luminato]
Luminato 2019 was a great event. Check back here for next year’s event.
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