Login      
April 21, 2001 | Tapestry Opera
Iron Road
Composer:Chan Ka Nin
Librettist:Mark Brownell
Synopsis
In 1886, Chinese workers were hired to build the final and most treacherous stage of the Canadian Pacific Railway. A Chinese bookman and his daughter come to North America to make their fortune. Their lives and dreams intersect with those of Nichol, the project's foreman, whose lifelong ambition has been the union of Canada by a national railway.

As the characters grapple with love and violent death, they discover that they are defined by their culture and their circumstance.

Productions
Click company name to view productions details.
COMPANYTITLEDATES
Tapestry OperaIron Road1/29/2019 - 1/29/2019
Tapestry OperaIron Road4/4/2001 - 4/28/2001


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
Click here to learn more about OPERA America granting programs.
GRANT NAMEYEAR
Opera Fund/Canadian Opera Creation Fund2003
Opera for a New America 1994

Title Information

All information is derived from OPERA America's Season Schedule of Performances and titles databases which date back to 1991. OPERA America is constantly updating this data. If you feel that a work or an artist has been omitted or that information is incorrect, please use the linked forms below.
Title Information Form
Artist Information Form

Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:30

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Grand opera/musical

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 4 principal roles, 5 secondary roles, SATB chorus; 5 dancers; Orchestra: 37 players, including Erhu, Yangqin, Guzheng

Original Cast
Lai Gwan - Zhu Ge Zeng, James Nichol - Stuart Howe, The Bookman - Zheng Zhou, Ama - Grace Chan, Ah Lum - Jovanni Sy, Ah Charn - Henry Li, Donald Smith - Martin Houtman, Sir John A. - Curtis Sullivan, A Herder - Brian Duyn



 
STORED ADMIN COOKIE *
actor id: 0
name:
company:
email
ind id: 0
memb level: 0
expiration date: 12:00:00 AM
current url: /Applications/NAWD/titles.aspx
Login As
* Visible only to OPERA America Administrators for testing purposes. Shows security cookie contents.
 
 
————
National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
212.796.8620   •   Info@operamerica.com
CONNECT WITH US
                 

PARTNERS
 
Terms of Service   •   Privacy Policy   •   Copyright Policy   © Copyright 1995–2021 OPERA America Inc.