The Opera Project presents​ ECSTATIC EXPRESSION IN SONG

Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (doors open 6:00 pm)
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 320 East 15th Ave. Vancouver (@ Sophia St one block east of Main)



Fasten your seatbelts for an operatic extravaganza featuring stirring music, traditional costume and a​n international ​​​guest star! Ecstatic Expression in Song showcases the advanced singers of The Opera Project, led by acclaimed Canadian soprano Heidi Klassen. Go on a musical adventure ranging from the early music of Bach, Handel and Mozart to romantic highlights by Verdi, Puccini and ​Rachmaninoff.​ Rediscover familiar favourites like Gershwin, take in some sensual Spanish guitar, and enjoy wonderful Chinese and Turkish music presented by an all-star cast. Keep your eye out for a guest appearance by Arzu Semerci from Istanbul Opera, performing with Vancouver’s own Turkish Choir​ Orchestra​. Proceeds will support the productions and programming of Opera Mariposa, a Vancouver-based group for young and emerging performers – so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event, bursting with talented artists, sumptuous arias and global flavour!​


Admission by donation (suggested $20) – available at the door


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Heidi Klassen, soprano
Arzu Semerci, ​contralto
Camilla Shi, soprano
Alicia Tao, soprano​
Sylvia del Vall​e​ Garcia, ​soprano
Christina Kent, mezzo-soprano
Elisa Rolston, ​soprano​
Bonnie Dodds, contralto
with Eric Hominick, piano
and the Vancouver Turkish Choir​ Orchestra​
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