Early Music Vancouver Presents Russian White Nights: Win a Date Night

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Early Music Vancouver (“EMV”), in collaboration with the Vancouver Opera Festival and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (“PBO”), presents Russian White Nights – Opera Arias from 18th Century St. Petersburg at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on May 6th.

Joined by Music Director Alexander Weimann and the PBO, soprano Karina Gauvin performs a unique programme of virtually unknown opera arias from 18th century St. Petersburg, a period when the ruling Czars and Empresses of Russia spent lavishly on transforming the City into a great modern European cultural capital.

Russian White Nights

When: Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:00pm (Pre-concert talk at 2:15pm)
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Road)
Tickets: Available online now from just $18!

Karina Gauvin. Photo by Michael Slobodian
Karina Gauvin. Photo by Michael Slobodian

Featuring works premiered between the years of 1736 and 1787, the composers represented in this programme are far from household names: Araia, Berezovsky, Bortniansky, Fomin, and Dall’Oglio. While these composers themselves are relatively unfamiliar, their operatic creations go far beyond scholarly interest and represent a unique and beguiling amalgam of established Baroque and Classical convention with a distinctive Russian influence.

The arias will be given voice by Canada’s very own superstar soprano in baroque and classical operatic repertoire, Karina Gauvin. She has impressed audiences and critics the world over with her luscious timbre, profound musicality, and wide vocal range. The Globe and Mail calls her “one of the dream sopranos of our time.” A regular collaborator with conductors as diverse as Nagano, Nézet-Séguin, Bichkov, Norrington, Hogwood, Rilling, Labadie, Rousset, Curtis, and Haim, Gauvin is one of the most respected sopranos of her generation.

Gauvin will perform alongside the PBO who have expanded to late classical proportions (25 musicians), under the musical direction of its Artistic Director Alexander Weimann. Recognized as one of Canada’s most exciting and innovative ensembles performing “early music for modern ears,” PBO brings the music of the past up to date by performing with cutting-edge style and enthusiasm.

Enter to Win a Date Night Out

Nuba LogoOne lucky Miss604 reader can win a pair of tickets to see Russian White Nights and Nuba Restaurant in Kitsilano has offered up a $75 gift card for dinner!

Consistently named one of the top restaurants in Vancouver, Nuba serves Lebanese comfort food that is in harmony and rhythm with modern times. Nuba’s healthy and fresh philosophy is always a crowd-pleaser, regardless of dietary restrictions. Visit them at one of their four unique locations in Gastown, Mount Pleasant, Yaletown or Kitsilano.

Here’s how you can enter to win this date night prize:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Follow Early Music Vancouver on Twitter and Facebook, as well as The Chan Centre on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information about upcoming shows.

Update The winner is Sanaz!

52 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. janMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 11:10am PDT

    I would love a night out!

  2. AndreaMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 12:00pm PDT

    Sounds like a fun evening! I have never been to Nuba but have heard great things!

  3. MegMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 1:25pm PDT

    Thank you for spreading the word about this lovely performance!

  4. Jason BMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 1:46pm PDT

    Great night out.

  5. tannisMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 2:46pm PDT

    oh yum yum! great date night

  6. Jeff SMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 2:48pm PDT

    This would be a very nice date night out, thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Ron SMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 3:58pm PDT

    Would love to take my wife on this date!

  8. RobMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 5:38pm PDT

    Do we need to collude to see this Russian concerts? 🙂

  9. MaryMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 5:51pm PDT

    What a fun date night!

  10. IainMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 7:23pm PDT

    It’s been too long since we had a date night…

  11. JenniferMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 7:38pm PDT

    Love Nuba the food ? is so delicious ? and great cozy atmosphere!

  12. Vikki StevensonMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 7:39pm PDT

    Da! Yes please! I love the Chan Centre and Nuba would make a great finish to the evening.

  13. wenMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 7:45pm PDT

    Great night combo!

  14. Michelle WMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 7:47pm PDT

    What a wonderful date night!

  15. GCMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 7:56pm PDT

    Love Nuba and love the opera!

  16. LorenaMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 7:56pm PDT

    I have a goal to try to learn and understand opera….so this sounds like a perfectly educational and inspiring evening. As for Nuba….”Good food puts you in a good mood!”

  17. ViktoriyaMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 9:03pm PDT

    This sounds great! <3

  18. neenaMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 9:14pm PDT

    Feast for the mouth and the ears!

  19. BevMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 9:39pm PDT

    Sounds like a perfect date! Lebanese comfort foods sounds delish too! Thanks for the chance Miss 604!

  20. Kim CMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 10:09pm PDT

    Oh awesome! My husband and I need a date night.

  21. peter mTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 9:38am PDT

    this is great!

  22. shirleyTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 9:38am PDT

    nice contest

  23. vanessaTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 9:38am PDT

    sounds like a great date night!

  24. caitllinTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 12:38pm PDT

    we would love to win this!!

  25. ZoeTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 1:11pm PDT

    Yes please!

  26. EileenTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 2:42pm PDT

    What a fun night out!

  27. DbTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 6:00pm PDT

    What a great way to spend an evening!

  28. AimeeTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 6:21pm PDT

    A nice drive, music, food — why not?!

  29. JazzyTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 8:30pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  30. jillTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 10:03pm PDT

    I’ve never been to the Opera.

  31. Shelley ButcherTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 10:37pm PDT

    Sounds like a wonderful date night!

  32. KaleighWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 12:50am PDT

    Sounds like a fun date night!

  33. Cheuk LauWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 10:50am PDT

    lovely event to go

  34. daneWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 5:52pm PDT

    Great date

  35. KimberlyThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 2:03pm PDT

    Would love to surprise the boyfriend with a date night

  36. Leanne SThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 2:05pm PDT

    Nuba is great! Would love to check out the opera too.

  37. HaroldThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 8:51pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  38. FayeThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 8:52pm PDT

    This would be an awesome date night!

  39. KarenThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 9:13pm PDT

    Wow! What a great prize. I’d love it.

  40. JillThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 10:38pm PDT

    Opera and Nuba… Sounds like a perfect fit!

  41. adam steeleThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 11:05pm PDT

    thanks for the contest

  42. Ariel CThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 11:09pm PDT

    would love to win , thanks!

  43. AlanThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 11:32pm PDT


  44. PatriciaFriday, May 4th, 2018 — 12:33am PDT

    This would be a wonderful time ?

  45. ValerieFriday, May 4th, 2018 — 10:25am PDT

    Sounds like a *perfect* date night!!

  46. SusannahFriday, May 4th, 2018 — 10:42am PDT

    What a great night out this will be!

  47. SanazFriday, May 4th, 2018 — 11:39am PDT

    I would love to win tickets

  48. LindsaySaturday, May 5th, 2018 — 12:20pm PDT


  49. Theresa SampsonSaturday, May 5th, 2018 — 1:33pm PDT

    Sounds lovely…sigh 🙂

  50. SamanthaSunday, May 6th, 2018 — 4:43pm PDT

    Fun date night!

  51. Kara HustonMonday, May 7th, 2018 — 3:43pm PDT

    This would be such a fun date night- and I looooove Nuba in my neighbourhood too!

  52. SarahFriday, May 11th, 2018 — 10:45am PDT

    Would love to go!

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