Echoes of Time – Sagas, Tales, and Myths was a co-production between Vocalypse Productions and Neptune Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Echoes of Time was performed by soprano Janice Isabel Jackson and actor Andrew Chandler and was based entirely on the mini opera genre. All of these operas have been chosen for their connections to Saga, Tales, and Myths. Echoes of Time presents works which are, highly accessible and dramatically effective. Echoes of Time is where bel canto meets contemporary music meets theatre meets story telling.
Sazu Baba (1996) by Roger Marsh (England) – A mythical Japanese creature, Sazu Baba, meets the dead in the afterlife and demands three coins in order to cross to the “other side”.
Naxos Revisited (2003) by Barbara Woof (Australia) – Naxos Revisited returns to the myth of Ariadne of Naxos, left alone on the island of Naxos by her lover, Theseus.
King Herald’s Saga (1979) by Judith Weir (England) – King Harald’s Saga is a three act opera for unaccompanied solo soprano based on the saga Heimskringla by poet and Snorri Sturlson, 1179-1241.
Echoes of Time Weeping (2006) by Sandy Moore (Nova Scotia) – Based on the Mexican folk tale of La Llorona, The Weeping Woman, a “shiver story”, meant to strike fear into children so they will avoid the river lest their souls be taken by La Llorona.