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Original opera premieres in Nelson

Nelson's own Allison Girvan stars as Persephone in Khaos: the Opera, which premieres Thursday in Nelson.

Persephone, Pluto, Demeter and Hades -- all names from a Greek myth whose plot is probably a bit fuzzy for most of us.

But an opera company in Nelson is about to refresh our memories.

They've dusted off the Greek myth and re-imagined it for a modern Kootenay audience.

The opera is called Khaos, and its world premiere is Thursday night in Nelson.

Marty Horswill is the show's producer, he spoke with Daybreak host Chris Walker.
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Listen to Black Water, from Khaos: the opera.

Freelancer Bill Metcalfe produced a radio documentary on the opera. It first aired last weekend on CBC's North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay.
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