Vancouver Opera Presents Evita

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Audiences are eagerly awaiting the full-scale premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical Evita, presented by Vancouver Opera April 30th to May 8th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.


Vancouver Opera Presents Evita

Winner of 7 Tony Awards™ including Best Musical, Evita is the story of the charismatic and controversial Eva Perón, whose beauty and ambition vaulted her from poverty to power as the First Lady of Argentina.

Set in the politically turbulent 1930s and 1940s, Evita follows Eva’s remarkable journey from small-town slums to the tango clubs of Buenos Aires, through a career in B movies, and to the presidential palace on the arm of her new husband, General Juan Perón. Fearlessly aggressive in defending the rights of workers and the poor, Eva attracted the wrath of the aristocracy and the universal love of the people. Her legend lives on, decades after her death in 1952 at age 33, even as her role in Argentina’s history is revealed with increasing clarity as time goes on.

Vancouver Opera’s Evita will star three seasoned Broadway stars with international followings:

Ramin Karimloo will star as Che. Mr. Karimloo has played both Jean Valjean (Les Misérables) on Broadway and The Phantom (Phantom of the Opera) in London’s West End. He was personally selected by Andrew Lloyd Webber to star in the London World Premiere of the Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies. This will be his first appearance as Che.

Caroline Bowman will play Evita, a role she has also played in the Broadway revival and on tour in the United States. She also starred in the Broadway productions of Wicked (as Elphaba) and in Kinky Boots.

John Cudia will play Perón. Mr. Cudia is the first and only performer to have played the roles of The Phantom and Jean Valjean on Broadway. Equally at home on opera, theatre and concert stages, Mr. Cudia is a lyric tenor who has also sung Alfredo in La traviata with Lyric Opera of the North.

Directed by Kelly Robinson, Conducted by Jonathan Darlington, Choreography by Tracey Flye.

Evita is onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for only 6 performances:
Saturday, April 30, 2016 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2016 2:00pm matinée
Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:30pm
Friday, May 6, 2016 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:00pm matinée

Tickets are available exclusively through the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre by calling (604) 683-0222 or booking online. Special pricing for groups of at least 10, and for families, is available by phone.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to a performance of Evita on Sunday, May 1st at 2:00pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Update The winner is Michelle Mollinga!

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  1. GregThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:19am PDT

    I need a date night!

  2. Maddalena AcconciThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:22am PDT

    I am Ramin Karimloo’s biggest fan (along with everyone else, lol) and would so appreciate the chance to see him live.

  3. AnthonyThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:25am PDT

    I’ve wanted to see Evita for years! Fingers crossed 🙂

  4. Jo-Anne RockwoodThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:25am PDT

    Fabulous opera by such talented musicians. Would love to see this live.

  5. Cherman ShingThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:29am PDT

    I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have. – Eva Peron

  6. RachelThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:31am PDT

    Please pick me! I love the opera but can’t always afford it!

  7. Mydhili FThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:34am PDT

    Would love to win these tickets.

  8. tracyThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:35am PDT

    Would love to go!

  9. Elysha CohenThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:44am PDT

    I would love to win these tickets!

  10. CadiThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:47am PDT

    I would love to take my Mum to this! We have fond memories of my Papa ( her Dad) taking us to many, many shows over the years. This one holds a special place and would be a fun early Mum’s day surprise!

  11. OanaThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 10:59am PDT

    I would love to go! What an amazing show!

  12. KevinThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 12:00pm PDT

    I have never seen this show and I would love to take my girlfriend to see it.

  13. ChristyThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 12:26pm PDT

    I would love to see this show! Evita has always been a favourite of mine!

  14. ShellyThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 2:24pm PDT

    Can’t wait to check it out!

  15. FloraThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 2:26pm PDT

    Love to go!

  16. JasonThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 5:24pm PDT

    Will Madonna be there…tweeted.

  17. Ariel CThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 6:23pm PDT

    great prize

  18. Adam SteeleThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 6:24pm PDT

    great date night prize

  19. SaraThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 7:11pm PDT

    Shared on Facebook! I’m a huge theatre fan and would love to see this! 🙂

  20. FredaThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 8:29pm PDT

    Looking forward to this event! Hope to win!



  21. SusanThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 9:49pm PDT

    I’ve never seen an opera before so this would be lovely!

  22. RitaThursday, April 21st, 2016 — 11:07pm PDT

    I’d love to see this production!

  23. KevinFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 7:14am PDT

    My gf would love this

  24. Kim BFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 7:32am PDT

    My favourite musical!!!!

  25. VinceFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 8:33am PDT

    It’s been 20 years since I last saw Evita on stage – this would be so much fun!

  26. DBFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 8:39am PDT

    Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals are the best – this will be so exciting for the winner!

  27. AlexFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 9:14am PDT

    Sounds like a nice night out

  28. JuliaFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 9:22am PDT

    I love Evita!

  29. ZoeFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 9:40am PDT

    What a treat!

  30. ShirleyFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 10:49am PDT

    I would love to go.

  31. MarkFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 10:55am PDT

    Evita is my favourite musical. Would love the opportunity to see this production!

  32. Lisa GFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 11:10am PDT

    Great production, great prize! Thanks for the chance:)

  33. WallyFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 11:10am PDT

    Please pick me.

  34. KateFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 11:41am PDT

    Oh, I want to see this so badly! Ramin is supposed to be amazing.

  35. PaulFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 12:23pm PDT

    this would be great to see!!

  36. bevFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 1:17pm PDT

    I would love to goooooooo

  37. JenelleFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 3:42pm PDT

    Love the music from Evita and would love to see it live!

  38. Katie borrettFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 4:10pm PDT

    Lovely – sounds great!

  39. Adrian BuchananFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 5:47pm PDT

    I, and girlfriend, want to attend.

  40. Adrian BuchananFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 5:54pm PDT

    We retired folk would love to attend

  41. caitlinFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 6:39pm PDT

    Never been to the opera – I’d love to bring my man 🙂

  42. DanielleFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 9:19pm PDT

    I would love for my mother in law to see this, it would be such a wonderful opportunity – music does wonders for the soul. Thank you for the opportunity!

  43. KamFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 9:51pm PDT

    My wife really wants to see this!

  44. Saveena TaggarSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 3:02am PDT

    I’ve never been! Would love to to check it out. Fingers crossed*

  45. Mari-ann TierneySaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 7:32am PDT

    As a young child in the 70s, my Mum worked in a record store and came home with this album. I was obsessed with it, the history and Argentina! We knew every song on it, cover to cover.

  46. Eileen H.Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 9:35am PDT

    I just watched the movie from the library, and loved the music.

  47. Lesa MollingaSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 10:44am PDT

    Fantastic music and powerful story, I would love to see this musical!

  48. Alice H.Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 10:52am PDT

    Great contest! Thank you! Would love to see this with my bestie!

  49. JasonSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 11:10am PDT

    I would love to take my wife!

  50. FengSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 11:23am PDT

    It’ll be interesting to see this performance

  51. VickySaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 11:32am PDT

    Ohhh Evita! Would love to see this!

  52. KimSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 12:56pm PDT

    Would love to see this show

  53. Kim N.Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 1:24pm PDT

    It won’t be easy you’ll think it strange… when I try to explain how I feel. When I still need your love after all that I’ve done… you won’t believe me. All you can see is the girl you once knew. Although she is dressed up to the nines. At sixes and sevens with you.


  54. SandySaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 2:07pm PDT

    would be a great live show to see, and the music !!

  55. janSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 2:35pm PDT

    would love to see an opera in my life

  56. MaryanneSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 2:54pm PDT

    I haven’t seen this yet but I want too!

  57. caroline moustacheSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 4:17pm PDT


  58. TaraSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 — 4:37pm PDT

    Love to see this!

  59. EileenSunday, April 24th, 2016 — 12:01am PDT

    Would love to see this!

  60. caroline moustacheSunday, April 24th, 2016 — 9:18am PDT

    would love to take one of my girlfriends with me to see this show!

  61. caroline moustacheSunday, April 24th, 2016 — 9:19am PDT

    liked and shared on Facebook 🙂

  62. RachelSunday, April 24th, 2016 — 12:12pm PDT

    I would really like to see this musical as I have been a fan for ages but I can’t afford it.

  63. DonaldMonday, April 25th, 2016 — 5:57pm PDT

    I’d like to see Evita.

  64. JennTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 7:25am PDT

    Would love to see it!

  65. Marina PetruzzelliFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 4:01pm PDT

    My little sister is dying to see this. I would give the tickets to her if I won!

  66. SandraSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 1:36pm PDT

    would love to attend this amazing Broadway musical

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