Prepare to be dazzled by the next generation of Canadian opera stars at VOX, a prestigious new vocal competition taking place at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 26. The event, which takes place on the eve of opening day of the third Vancouver Opera Festival (April 27 to May 5), is set to showcase the cream of Canada’s new operatic talent.
Vancouver Opera, today announced that more than 15,000 people attended operas, concerts, screenings, cultural celebrations, art installations, master classes, social and free community events at its second annual Vancouver Opera Festival (VOF). An estimated 2500 additional patrons are expected to attend post-festival performances of The Overcoat – a musical tailoring this week. Audiences were treated … Read more
Two dazzling new opera productions are at the core of the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival, April 28 to May 6, 2018. 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 … Read more
2017 marks the first year of Vancouver Opera’s Festival format. And for the first time in 36 years, the company is staging a performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s dark and majestic Otello, the tale of Shakespeare’s brooding, tragic Moor under the direction of Michael Cavanaugh. I love the original play, and I couldn’t wait to … Read more
I first met award-winning director Rachel Peake when she directed the acclaimed Realwheels production of Sexy Voices last year. So I was excited to learn that she would be directing Mozart’s much-loved The Marriage of Figaro as part of Vancouver Opera’s inaugural Festival series. This production exceeded my expectations with a stellar cast of emerging … Read more
Dead Man Walking is based upon the memoir by Sister Helen Prejean. It is a contemporary opera set in Louisiana about a nun (mezzo soprano, J’Nai Bridge) who becomes the spiritual advisor for Joseph De Rocher (Daniel Okulitch) a man on death row convicted of rape and murder. The murkiness of justice, forgiveness and morality … Read more
The Launch of The Granola Girl Foundation Celebrate Craft Beer & Cider in Penticton at Okanagan Beer Week™ April 3 – 9, 2017 Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley SPRINGTIME SWEETS: CHOCOLATIER THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS LATEST COLLECTION OF EASTER-THEMED CONFECTIONS GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY The Chan Centre presents … Read more
Annual General Meeting highlighted financial and artistic successes in 2015-2016 and excitement for the 2016-2017 Season & Festival Two highly esteemed community leaders were elected to the VO Board of Directors at the company’s Annual General Meeting on September 17, 2016, joining a group of 24 members chaired by Pascal Spothelfer. The meeting also reviewed … Read more