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The Bicycle Opera Project Brings ‘Sweat’ To Toronto

The Bicycle Opera Project is the only Canadian opera company that tours by bicycle – bringing contemporary Canadian music to smaller communities where there are fewer opportunities to hear it.  

Now, after cycling over 600 km throughout Ontario, they’re wrapping up their most recent tour of Sweat at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. W.) Sweat is an a cappella chamber opera for nine voices bringing the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop, offering a window into the lives of the workers who clothe us. The performance contrasts the sonic world of the factory floor with the lyrical hopes and dreams of the women who labour there, offering thought-provoking social commentary on the (often-hidden) world of the workers who make our clothes.

Sweat runs August 3-6 at Aki Studio in Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. W). Get tickets here.

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