short opera
3-4 minutes
2011
librettist: Sharon Bajer

“All of the Sky” features a libretto by Winnipeg playwright, director, and actor, Sharon Bajer and is about a young Iqbal Masih. Iqbal and Hadi are Pakistani children that are held captive to weave carpets. To escape the horror of their life, Iqbal takes Hadi on an imaginary carpet ride. The Toronto Review of Books says “Buoyant, light notes and dark shadows mingle to evocative effect in Christiaan Venter’s music.”

Sharon and I are delighted to extend this inspiring story into a full length opera for children. Please sign up to receive updates about the progress.