Opera Kelowna's Isaiah Bell's The Book of My Shames has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions

Opera postpones production

Opera Kelowna has postponed its production of Isaiah Bell’s The Book of My Shames, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

The live performance was set to take place Jan. 28-30. Once it is allowed, the production will be rescheduled.

Throughout the fall, Opera Kelowna worked hard to accommodate all safety protocols required by British Columbia’s health authority, such as physical distancing.

The team at Opera Kelowna will continue to ensure its protocols align with the Kelowna Community Theatre as conditions evolve.

"Isaiah Bell's The Book of My Shames is a poignant, moving and funny musical portrait of self-acceptance and community inclusiveness,” says interim artistic director Rosemary Thomson.

“While I am disappointed that we need to postpone our January performances, my excitement about sharing this show and Isaiah's virtuosity with our Okanagan community remains undiminished.”

The Book of My Shames is created by tenor Isaiah Bell and director Sean Guist with commissioned orchestrations from Kelowna’s Kolby Zinger-Harris.

The production is heartfelt and intimate cabaret style opera which follows Isaiah’s coming out story. It includes rapid-fire monologues and features an unorthodox mixture of old and new music.

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