February 1, 2020

Flight of the Hummingbird – Michael Nicholl Yahgulanaas


Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria have collaborated to co-commission and co-produce a new opera for young audiences. In this enchanting work, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire.

The Flight of the Hummingbird is based on an indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave hummingbird travelled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations.

Performances on May 3, 2020

For more information regarding this opera, please click here.