Vancouver Opera Presents Puccini’s Turandot: Win Tickets

Comments 44 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

44 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Grace VMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 8:53pm PDT

    Sounds fantastic!

  2. HadleyMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 9:22pm PDT

    I loooove the opera.

  3. StephanieMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 9:42pm PDT

    I’d love to see this!

  4. FTMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 10:47pm PDT

    Would love to see this opera

  5. EileenMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 11:42pm PDT

    I’d love to go!

  6. Sherry FMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 11:53pm PDT

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

  7. LucMonday, October 2nd, 2017 — 11:56pm PDT

    High production values for 1st class entertainment!

  8. GregTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 8:38am PDT

    I would love to see this!

  9. CeciliaTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 9:49am PDT


  10. Hector M CurielTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 9:59am PDT

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

  11. RinoTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 10:29am PDT

    I’d love to see this!

  12. TaniaTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 10:29am PDT


  13. GCTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 12:50pm PDT

    I’d love a night at the opera

  14. Mike GismondiTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 1:18pm PDT

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

  15. Angela GriffinTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 1:19pm PDT

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

  16. RoderickTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 2:48pm PDT

    Would love to take my sister to this

  17. ShelleyTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 4:39pm PDT

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

  18. Sunshine HTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 8:44pm PDT

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

  19. Marisa. PTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 10:16pm PDT

    This would be so great!

  20. raineWednesday, October 4th, 2017 — 12:52am PDT

    Wow … appreciate the chance!

  21. Leanne SWednesday, October 4th, 2017 — 7:38am PDT

    This would be stunning to see

  22. IanWednesday, October 4th, 2017 — 10:22pm PDT

    I want to take a special person who loves opera.

  23. SandraThursday, October 5th, 2017 — 9:25am PDT

    would love to enjoy this cultural experience

  24. KellyThursday, October 5th, 2017 — 4:20pm PDT

    Would be a wonderful evening.

  25. Susan HalladayThursday, October 5th, 2017 — 8:12pm PDT

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

  26. ShylaThursday, October 5th, 2017 — 9:03pm PDT

    Looks like a great event to attend!

  27. LindlyThursday, October 5th, 2017 — 10:06pm PDT

    I love this Puccini, and Turandot is spectacular!

  28. Andy C.Friday, October 6th, 2017 — 1:38am PDT

    Looks like a great production

  29. LindaFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 2:15am PDT

    This looks fabulous! I would love to go.

  30. Bob WesterholmFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 8:35am PDT

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

  31. DianaFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 8:49am PDT

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

  32. SonyaFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 10:06am PDT

    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. FayeFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 10:14am PDT

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

  34. JazzyFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 1:08pm PDT

    Sounds awesome!

  35. laurieFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 1:25pm PDT

    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. SabrinaFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 2:03pm PDT

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

  37. DanielleFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 4:02pm PDT

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

  38. AnaFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 4:36pm PDT

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

  39. RobinFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 8:29pm PDT

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

  40. Kim CFriday, October 6th, 2017 — 11:49pm PDT

    Love this opera.

  41. Natalie ASaturday, October 7th, 2017 — 1:44am PDT

    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. ViktoriyaSaturday, October 7th, 2017 — 11:10am PDT

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

  43. CandaceSaturday, October 7th, 2017 — 11:08pm PDT

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

  44. ellenWednesday, October 11th, 2017 — 6:13pm PDT

    would be fun to see this!

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