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Whispering River Music


Business Number: 888236445RR0001

Pomegranate Opera

Campaign Ended June 1, 2019

Pomegranate is a circular story about the endurance of love over time.

Suli and Cassia fall in love during their initiation into the Dionysian Mysteries in the Villa of Mysteries in ancient Pompeii, 79 AD, where they meet the Temple Priestess and her handmaiden Julia. When Vesuvius erupts, they are held in time until we meet the couple again in 1984 at the Fly by Night, a downtown Toronto lesbian bar.

As Cass & Suzie face the challenge of Suzie’s coming out to her conservative refugee family, the lovers are once more separated and the story circles back to Pompeii, now in ruins. But, the power of memory endures and evokes a final duet as they measure out the years of their love in pomegranate seeds.

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