Vancouver Opera opened up their 2018-19 season with the spectacular operetta, The Merry Widow. Widow is Franz Lehár’s 1905 story of a rich widow trying to find the right husband while Parisian men try to woo her.
This wonderfully lavish Art Nouveau-inspired production opens Vancouver Opera’s 2018–2019 season, offering opera all year long and concluding with an annual 9-day Vancouver Opera Festival from April 27 – May 5, 2019.
This one-act chamber opera directed by Alan Corbishley, with music by Nic Gotham and libretto by distinguished Canadian author and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald, tells the tale of an encounter between a beautiful but crazed hotelier and a brain surgeon who seeks refuge after a traumatic car accident.
I am thrilled to announce this new season and our 3rd annual opera festival. I have chosen works from the standard repertoire which will be reimagined with new productions and fresh, exciting casts offering many opportunities to Canadian talent, and to the emerging artists in our Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program. I have invited a number of very talented conductors who have never directed for us before, as well as welcoming back Jonathan Darlington to conduct Gounod’s Faust.
Under the banner of the Russian White Nights, the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival celebrates Russia’s luminous midsummer “white nights” with Eugene Onegin – a beloved Russian lyric opera, and the much-anticipated premiere of The Overcoat – a musical tailoring – an opera inspired by a contemporary theatre masterpiece. The Festival will also include Requiem for a Lost Girl – an original chamber musical collaboration that explores themes around homelessness.
A love struck man, a village beauty, an army captain, and a travelling doctor with a magic potion – All set in a picturesque early 1900’s Canadian… Read more “Vancouver Opera presents L’Elisir d’amore with Canadian appeal”
Colossal and colourful, spectacular and intimate—that’s a night at the opera as Vancouver Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, the opening production of the company’s exciting 2017–2018 season.… Read more “Puccini’s Turnadot comes to Queen Elizabeth for first of 2017/18 Vancouver Opera season”
The first season of Vancouver’s Opera Festival opened with Otello, one of the most popular and well-loved operas performed today.
Vancouver Opera’s first Vancouver Opera Festival is featuring three main shows, Otello, Dead Man Walking, and The Marriage of Figaro. The full three-week festival has a lot… Read more “Inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival has stunning line-up”
Three dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 13, 2017.