The Book of My Shames (July 22, 23 & 24)

Opera Kelowna is proud to introduce its new Studio Production series with a groundbreaking Canadian work.

The original solo show The Book of My Shames is powered by the glowing vocals of Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell, following him through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.

The Book of My Shames premiered at Tapestry Opera in 2019 and has been developed with the support of Pacific Opera Victoria and Intrepid Theatre. It premieres a new version in 2021 with Opera Kelowna, including chamber orchestral arrangement by Kolby Zinger-Harris, and in partnership with the Living Things Festival.


Livestream performance on July 23 at 7:30pm - Buy Livestream Tickets