July 21, 2017
You can expect very un-diva-like behaviour from Toronto arts collective The Bicycle Opera Project when they roll into town for this summer’s edition of Ottawa’s Chamberfest.
The eco-friendly opera troupe travels light, and on Saturday they’ll be biking from Ottawa to Almonte with stops along the way to perform free mini-concerts of popular arias, all to the accompaniment of a bike-powered piano.
The story behind The Bicycle Opera Project’s new opera ‘Sweat’.
Pack a lunch, jump on your bike and join these nomadic troubadours on their musical tour when they depart from the Parkdale Market at 9 a.m. Saturday. The evening culminates with a potluck dinner party open to all.
On Sunday, in the inspired setting of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, they’ll perform Sweat, their new a cappella opera, that gives voice to the many people from all backgrounds who work in the garment industry. You can check out the Bicycle Opera Project’s itinerary here.