2 Indigenous performers forced to miss Louis Riel opera due to alleged ‘racialized and homophobic violence’

Jani Lauzon and Justin Many Fingers
Jani Lauzon and Justin Many Fingers, from the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Louis Riel, in the q studios in Toronto, Ont.

Two Indigenous performers were missing from one of Toronto’s most prestigious stages Tuesday night due to “racialized and homophobic violence,” according to an announcement made onstage by a fellow cast member in the opera Louis Riel.