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Vancouver Opera Presents Puccini’s Turandot: Win Tickets

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 — 6:20pm PDT
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Vancouver Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, the opening production of the company’s exciting 2017–2018 season.

Vancouver Opera Presents Puccini’s Turandot

Life, Death & Love: Puccini’s Final Opera
When: October 13, 19, 21 @ 7:30pm & Sunday, October 15 @ 2:00pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St)
Tickets: Tickets ranging in price from $49 to $135 are available at the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre, by telephone (604) 683-0222, or online.

Photo credit: Michal Daniel

To stunning effect, Puccini’s final opera combines his musical mastery with a tale as old as time. Based on Persian legend, and set in ancient Beijing (Peking), Turandot is the dramatic story of an icy princess, emotionally imprisoned by her own vengeful cruelty, who sets herself and her people free when she opens her heart to love. Among the many highlights in Turandot is Calaf’s show-stopping aria “Nessun Dorma”.

This stunning production is a creation of Quebecois director-designer duo Renaud Doucet and André Barbe. Vancouver Opera’s storytelling features lush gold’s and deep reds, with circular ornamentation symbolizing the cycle of life and death. There are dark corners and brightly lit moons. The massive collection of chorus singers, dancers, and children reinforced by VO’s own orchestra ensure the absolute grandness of Turandot.

Towering sets and lavish costumes complement incredible singers, the 64-piece Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and a 52-member chorus in Puccini’s Turandot. The cast features the vocal talents of sensational soprano Amber Wagner making a role debut as Turandot, as well as tenor Marcelo Puente, making his Vancouver Opera debut as Calaf, and Alain Coulombe singing the role of Timur.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the October 19th performance. 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 Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Turandot is performed in Italian with English SurTitles™ projected above the stage.

Update The winner is Natalie A!


  1. Grace V says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  2. Hadley says:

    I loooove the opera.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I’d love to see this!

  4. FT says:

    Would love to see this opera

  5. Eileen says:

    I’d love to go!

  6. Sherry F says:

    I love opera and have never seen Turandot live. I would love the chance to see this performance.

  7. Luc says:

    High production values for 1st class entertainment!

  8. Greg says:

    I would love to see this!

  9. Cecilia says:


  10. Not that I want to go, it’s just that I NEED to go.

  11. Rino says:

    I’d love to see this!

  12. Tania says:


  13. GC says:

    I’d love a night at the opera

  14. Mike Gismondi says:

    I’ve never been to an opera and this looks great!

  15. Angela Griffin says:

    This looks like a great show. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Roderick says:

    Would love to take my sister to this

  17. Shelley says:

    I’ve never been to the opera before. I would love to win tickets!

  18. Sunshine H says:

    Would love to go – I haven’t been to the opera in so long!

  19. Marisa. P says:

    This would be so great!

  20. raine says:

    Wow … appreciate the chance!

  21. Leanne S says:

    This would be stunning to see

  22. Ian says:

    I want to take a special person who loves opera.

  23. Sandra says:

    would love to enjoy this cultural experience

  24. Kelly says:

    Would be a wonderful evening.

  25. Susan Halladay says:

    This would be amazing! I’ve never been to the opera before!

  26. Shyla says:

    Looks like a great event to attend!

  27. Lindly says:

    I love this Puccini, and Turandot is spectacular!

  28. Andy C. says:

    Looks like a great production

  29. Linda says:

    This looks fabulous! I would love to go.

  30. Never been to one but want to and to expose wife to an opera. Turandot would be a wonderful introduction for her.

  31. Diana says:

    Been wanting to take my husband to his first ever opera! Date night

  32. Sonya says:

    I interned on this one a while back (05/06?) and wanted to bring my workaholic dad to see it. Didn’t get the chance then, I’d love to now that he’s retired!

  33. Faye says:

    I’d love to see this! Haven’t seen a live performance in a long time!

  34. Jazzy says:

    Sounds awesome!

  35. laurie says:

    I would love to win tickets to this opera!My husband and I have not been to a live opera since we were first married.

  36. Sabrina says:

    I heard that Turandot is fabulous but I’ve never had the opportunity to see one. Hopefully, this will be my chance 😉

  37. Danielle says:

    This would be amazing! I would love to experience such a production

  38. Ana says:

    I have never had the chance to go! Looks awesome!

  39. Robin says:

    I’d love to see Turandot. You just can’t beat the majesty of live opera.

  40. Kim C says:

    Love this opera.

  41. Natalie A says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to win these tickets and go to this opera show with my boyfriend for a special night! Thank you for the opportunity to win ❤️😃

  42. Viktoriya says:

    I am from Russia and I miss about opera and operetta! I hope I will have a chance to see Turandot in Canada.

  43. Candace says:

    Pavarotti introduced the world to Nessun Dorma. Now I love it no matter who performs, even Michael Bolton has a nice version.

  44. ellen says:

    would be fun to see this!

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