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. To stunning effect, Puccini’s final opera combines his musical mastery with a tale as old as time. Based on Persian legend, and set in ancient Beijing (Peking), Turandot is the dramatic story of an icy princess, emotionally imprisoned by her own vengeful cruelty, who sets herself and her people free when she opens her heart to love. Among the many highlights in Turandot is Calaf’s show-stopping aria “Nessun Dorma.”
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 of exciting shows going on, so check it all out below.
Vancouver Opera has brought to life a new family-friendly production of the beloved fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel, featuring larger-than-life puppet creations, costume design, and sets of world-famous Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Perfect for children and adults alike, this show is a magical night with great visuals and beautiful singing.Continue reading
Vancouver Opera brings to life a new family-friendly production of the beloved fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel, featuring larger-than-life puppet creations and costume design of world-famous Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop. The master artisans of Old Trout Puppet workshop have created an enchanting fairy-tale world of visual surprises for ages 6+.Continue reading