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

Monday, April 30th, 2018 — 10:54am PDT
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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.

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Update The winner is Sanaz!

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  1. jan says:

    I would love a night out!

  2. Andrea says:

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

  3. Meg says:

    Thank you for spreading the word about this lovely performance!

  4. Jason B says:

    Great night out.

  5. tannis says:

    oh yum yum! great date night

  6. Jeff S says:

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

  7. Ron S says:

    Would love to take my wife on this date!

  8. Rob says:

    Do we need to collude to see this Russian concerts? ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Mary says:

    What a fun date night!

  10. Iain says:

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

  11. Jennifer says:

    Love Nuba the food ๐Ÿฅ˜ is so delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ and great cozy atmosphere!

  12. Vikki Stevenson says:

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

  13. wen says:

    Great night combo!

  14. Michelle W says:

    What a wonderful date night!

  15. GC says:

    Love Nuba and love the opera!

  16. Lorena says:

    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. Viktoriya says:

    This sounds great! <3

  18. neena says:

    Feast for the mouth and the ears!

  19. Bev says:

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

  20. Kim C says:

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

  21. peter m says:

    this is great!

  22. shirley says:

    nice contest

  23. vanessa says:

    sounds like a great date night!

  24. caitllin says:

    we would love to win this!!

  25. Zoe says:

    Yes please!

  26. Eileen says:

    What a fun night out!

  27. Db says:

    What a great way to spend an evening!

  28. Aimee says:

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

  29. Jazzy says:

    Sounds like fun!

  30. jill says:

    I’ve never been to the Opera.

  31. Shelley Butcher says:

    Sounds like a wonderful date night!

  32. Kaleigh says:

    Sounds like a fun date night!

  33. Cheuk Lau says:

    lovely event to go

  34. dane says:

    Great date

  35. Kimberly says:

    Would love to surprise the boyfriend with a date night

  36. Leanne S says:

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

  37. Harold says:

    Sounds great!

  38. Faye says:

    This would be an awesome date night!

  39. Karen says:

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

  40. Jill says:

    Opera and Nuba… Sounds like a perfect fit!

  41. adam steele says:

    thanks for the contest

  42. Ariel C says:

    would love to win , thanks!

  43. Alan says:


  44. Patricia says:

    This would be a wonderful time ๐Ÿ˜Š

  45. Valerie says:

    Sounds like a *perfect* date night!!

  46. Susannah says:

    What a great night out this will be!

  47. Sanaz says:

    I would love to win tickets

  48. Lindsay says:


  49. Theresa Sampson says:

    Sounds lovely…sigh ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Samantha says:

    Fun date night!

  51. Kara Huston says:

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

  52. Sarah says:

    Would love to go!

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