AFI is currently producing the World Premier of Jorinda, libretto and composition by Doug Jamieson. This will be on stage at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC  November 12, 13 and 14, 2015.

Jorinda is written and composed by Nelson-based composer Doug Jamieson. The opera is loosely based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale and features soprano Allison Girvan as Jorinda, mezzo soprano Bessie Wapp as the Witch, tenor Roger Ley as the hero, Jaren, and alto Sydney Black as Grungella.

During all the years that I was writing Jorinda I never dreamed of having dancers in the principal roles,” Jamieson mused.  “Yet here we all are enthusiastically engaged in a radically different approach.  Now we have a show that features both dancers and puppets in dramatic roles as vital to the opera’s full realization as those of the vocal soloists. I think Nelson audiences are in for a rare treat.

Additional Information

Listen to a short demo of the opera or to find out more about the opera and it’s creation visit the Jorinda Blog.


Production Dates

Jorinda will be on stage at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC  November 12, 13 and 14, 2015. Tickets will be available shortly online or at the box office.



Thank you to the many local organizations who have supported the production and Gala events for Jorinda. We are sincerely thankful for you help.

  • Berg Lehman
  • Hume Hotel
  • Gericks Cycle and Ski, Nelson
  • Hall Printing
  • Hume Hotel
  • Nelson Brewing Company – NBC
  • Oso Negro
  • Osprey Foundation
  • Save-On-Foods, Nelson
  • Starbird Bakehouse


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Future Productions

If you would like to put on a production through the Amy Ferguson Institute, please contact one of the board members or email info@echovocalarts.ca. We are always looking for new shows to mount and creative people to work with.