Vancouver Opera Presents Evitaby
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.
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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Follow Vancouver Opera on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Tickets are non-refundable; cannot be exchanged for another performance.
Update The winner is Michelle Mollinga!
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I need a date night!
I am Ramin Karimloo’s biggest fan (along with everyone else, lol) and would so appreciate the chance to see him live.
I’ve wanted to see Evita for years! Fingers crossed 🙂
Fabulous opera by such talented musicians. Would love to see this live.
I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have. – Eva Peron
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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals are the best – this will be so exciting for the winner!
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I, and girlfriend, want to attend.
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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!
My wife really wants to see this!
I’ve never been! Would love to to check it out. Fingers crossed*
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.
I just watched the movie from the library, and loved the music.
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PLEASE LET ME SEE EVITA
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I would really like to see this musical as I have been a fan for ages but I can’t afford it.
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My little sister is dying to see this. I would give the tickets to her if I won!
would love to attend this amazing Broadway musical