July 21 clock 05:32 PM


Workers Arts And Heritage Centre
Hamilton, Ontario

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Suggested donation $20-$25

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Event Details

This event is a co-presentation between the The Bicycle Opera Project and the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

Sweat is an a cappella opera for nine singers by Juliet Palmer and Anna Chatterton about the global garment industry. Scored for chorus and four soloists performing in English as well as Cantonese, Ukrainian, Spanish, and Hungarian, Sweat seeks to bring the audience into the heart of a contemporary sweatshop.

PWYC show made possible by WAHC’s community, public and union supporters: The City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Community Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, the province of Ontario—Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz 


Union Organizer: Stephanie Tritchew
Overseer: Catherine Daniel
Neighbour: Larissa Koniuk
Owner: Keith Lam
Caitlin Wood
Justine Owen
Emma Char
Alexandra Beley
Cindy Won


Stage Director: Banuta Rubess
Music Director: Geoffrey Sirett
Designer: Sonja Rainey
Lighting Designer: Kai Masaoka
Stage Manager: Julia Howman