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.
With beautiful sets and stunning costumes, this production shines as a great performance for all ages. Ballet BC presents Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre through… Read more “Ballet BC’s The Nutcracker is a Russian dreamscape”
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”
Even a cacophony can be beautiful, as STOMP proves in their fun percussion-filled night. They have made their return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, until January 15.
Les Miserables has always been a popular production, but since the 2012 Hollywood movie more young people have become interested in the show. This production at the… Read more “Les Miserables Was Enjoyable But Not Engaging”