City Opera Vancouver has received a $30,000 grant to help launch Pauline, a work written by Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood.
The opera company says the financial support from the Vancouver Foundation, a charitable group, accounts for 10 percent of the new chamber opera’s estimated cost.
City Opera Vancouver announced the donation on July 3.
Pauline, set to premiere at East Vancouver’s York Theatre in May 2014, centres on the final days of Canadian artist Pauline Johnson, who passed away in Vancouver in 1913.
The opera is being directed by Norman Armour with music by Tobin Stokes.