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.
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.
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.
Spectacular set design and exquisitely detailed costuming is front and centre in Pacific Opera Victoria’s season opening production of Otello, matched by the wonderfully elaborate and balanced orchestra… Read more “POV opens their 2015/16 season with a captivating Otello”