Angel's Bone

the 2017 Pulizer Prize
winning opera

by composer Du Yun
& Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek

Addressing human trafficking
and the exploitation of youth
in our communities.

This all Canadian production made its Canadian Premiere in Vancouver, in November 2022 to great success, and Sound the Alarm:  Music/Theatre, Loose Tea Music Theatre, Array Music and Turning Point Ensemble, some of the country’s most innovative music and opera organizations, are coming back together to present the Toronto premiere from March 22 - 24, 2024 at Harbour Front Centre.

The production follows two young angels who fall to earth, and aims to generate conversation and awareness around child and youth trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Angel’s Bone features bold multimedia design and music that blends medieval chant, electronic sound design, dance music, punk-inspired arias, and standard classical new music.

The production was developed in collaboration with a Vancouver based social context committee of youth workers, survivors, lawyers, human rights activists, sex workers, and opera artists. Each performance will include a 30-minute pre-show chat and a post-show Q&A.  

Presented by Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre, Arraymusic, Loose Tea Music Theatre, and Turning Point Ensemble, the work brings to light the urgency of the issue in cities across Canada. 

For further project details
please see the
Project Website

was on March 3, 2pm PST
View the recording on YouTube


March 22 & 23, 2024:

7:30pm Performance
Post-Performance Q&A

March 24, 2024
2:00pm Performance
Post-Performance Q&A 

The Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

The opera's Canadian debut was in Vancouver
in November 2022 through this production.

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Production Images from Vancouver 2022

Photos by Jess MacAleese

For a detailed look at:
Artistic Team
Design Details Cast

please visit our project website.



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Review:  Schmopera

"Angels Bone:
Disturbing the Comfortable."

Review 1:
Vancouver Arts Review

"inspires social education and emotional awareness through bold and creatively charged storytelling."

Review 2:
Vancouver Arts Review

"Angel’s Bone steps up to this challenge admirably, using nuanced, inclusive storytelling as a creative lens to generate conversation, empathy, and visibility around human trafficking in Canada."

The Pulitzer Prize Goes To...

2016 Prize Profile.

Vancouver Sun

Interview with Brenda Lochhead & Alan Corbishley

This project is generously supported by the following community enablers:

Canada Council for the Arts

via Array

Ontario Arts Council

via Loose Tea

Toronto Arts Council

Vva Loose Tea

The William & Nona Heaslip Fouondation

via Loose Tea


via Loose Tea

ARISE Ministry

Community Partner