The Woman Who Borrowed Memories – a one act chamber opera

The Woman Who Borrowed Memories - Wanda 75

Date/Time: Tue Sep 10, 2019 - Sun Sep 15, 2019, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm     0

Location: PAL Studio Theatre, 300 - 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC


The Woman Who Borrowed Memories, a new one act chamber opera will have its premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September 2019. The libretto is based on a short story first published in 1987 by Finnish author Tove Jansson.

It is a tale of disturbing transference. The story surrounds an artist who leaves home to travel abroad, where she becomes famous for her paintings.  She returns 15 years later where she catches up with her old landlady, and meets the new tenant of her old apartment, a recluse. As the women reminisce and share their memories of the past, their conversation turns more sinister, and it becomes unclear what memories are true, and which memories really belong to each of the three characters.


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