I Have My Mother's Eyes: A Holocaust Memoir Across Generations
Chamber Opera Premiere
Celebrated Japanese-Canadian composer Rita Ueda premieres a remarkable new chamber opera, directed by Heather Pawsey, telling the compelling story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who risked his own life to issue visas to Jewish families during the Holocaust, including Vancouver’s Bluman Family, and brought thousands to safety. Featuring international musicians from Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, this moving true story illuminates intergenerational friendship and bravery. Sponsored by the Canadian Music Centre BC.
Presented with the participation of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. The artists gratefully acknowledge the support of the Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society.
Tickets include an invitation to join community partner Powell Street Festival, the composer, guest artists, and George Bluman for a facilitated conversation about the creation of the work and the Bluman Family’s story on October 25 at 7pm.
Chutzpah! Festival music programming is supported by AmplifyBC’s Live Music Presentation Fund.
Eligible for ChutzPack pricing