Vancouver Opera presents three new opera productions, and bold programming, for the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival April 28 to May 13, 2017. It will be a wide ranging celebration of the vocal arts, designed to appeal to diverse audiences, all set conveniently in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Vancouver Opera Festival
Otello, Dead Man Walking, and The Marriage of Figaro feature superb singers, stunning designs.
Full-scale productions of Giuseppe Verdi’s late-career masterpiece Otello, featuring powerful tenor Antonello Palombi in the title in his Canadian debut, and Jake Heggie’s modern classic Dead Man Walking, with charismatic bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch as Joseph De Rocher, will be presented at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Award-winning set designer Erhard Rom, who created VO’s internationally renowned 2010 production of Nixon in China, is the scenic designer for both productions.
Mozart’s magnificent The Marriage of Figaro, at the intimate Vancouver Playhouse, will feature a terrific cast of emerging stars, sets designed by Vancouver’s multi-Jessie-Award-winning Drew Facey (Stickboy, 2014) and contemporary costumes by Canadian fashion designer Sid Neigum, who is receiving international attention for his bold geometric creations.
Programming also includes a new commissioned video art installation by award-winning artist Paul Wong, performances by vocal stylist Ute Lemper and Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and The Carmina Burana Sing-Along with the Vancouver Bach Choir.
Activities and experiences for audiences of all ages throughout the day at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Orpheum Theatre, Vogue Theatre, and on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
Dead Man Walking Special Promotion
Save up to $120 on tickets to Dead Man Walking if you are under 40. VO just launched a new promotion for the Vancouver Opera Festival. Tickets for Jake Heggie’s modern masterpiece Dead Man Walking are only $40 if you’re under 40—a savings of over $120 in some cases.
$40 under 40 tickets are available in limited quantities so act now and get the best seats possible. To claim this deal, simply enter discount 6593 online or call the ticket centre. This discount cannot be applied to tickets already purchased. Tickets will be available at will call and ID will be required.
Win Tickets to Dead Man Walking
I have a pair of tickets to give away to the performance of Dead Man Walking on May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Based on the bestselling memoir by Sister Helen Prejean, this popular opera chronicles the story of a convicted Louisiana murderer who is befriended by a Catholic nun seeking to understand the nature of divine forgiveness. Prejean’s memoir was the basis for the award-winning 1995 film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. With a brilliant libretto by Terrance McNally and a dramatic and incredibly lyric musical setting by Jake Heggie—widely considered one of the great living opera composers—the work’s moral complexity, emotional depth make Dead Man Walking a standout of contemporary opera.
Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Update The winner is @Bonseyeview!