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Elijah's Kite
Composer:James Rolfe
Librettist:Camyar Chai
A morality tale that deals with bullying and school violence, Elijah's Kite is written with tenderness and humour, and explores the issues of friendship, loneliness and self image. Nine year old Elijah feels alone in the school yard and is often bullied by Big Billy Brett. For comfort, Elijah brings his favourite kite to school and dreams of flying away. One day, Elijah meets a strong new girl named Miriam who isn’t afraid of Billy and stands up to him. However, Miriam soon learns to use her new power in the peer group in a negative manner and begins bullying others herself. In the end, by developing empathy for each other and appreciating diversity, they all discover what it takes to make Elijah’s kite fly: caring and cooperation!

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Tapestry OperaElijah's Kite10/10/2006 - 10/29/2006
Manhattan School of MusicElijah's Kite4/4/2006 - 4/4/2006

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Musical Style
contemporary classical / popular, urban

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 Sopranos, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 1 Tenor, 1 Baritone; piano, electric bass, drums

Original Cast
Neema Bickersteth, Jessica Lloyd, James McLennan, Jennifer Rasor, Calvin Powell

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