Vancouver Opera at Minoru Chapel : Scenes Rarely Seen


City of Richmond presents Minoru Chapel Opera

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances

Vancouver Opera returns to showcase two operas seldom seen or heard: Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck, and Savitri, by Holst, two mythical stories connected by compelling themes of life and death.

Based on Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy, Iphigénie en Tauride tells of the Agamemnon family in the aftermath of the Trojan War. This presentation of Acts III and IV, will be an advance celebration of the 300th anniversary of Gluck’s birth. Holst’s one-act opera, Savitri, is an evocative 30-minute piece based upon the Mahabharata theology. Savitri, wife of Satyavan, contemplates life after she is confronted by Death.

Vancouver Opera is the second largest opera company in Canada and is regarded worldwide for its fine mainstage productions, education programs, award winning community programs and for forging groundbreaking cross-cultural creative partnerships that have brought opera to new generations of Canadians.

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