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Vancouver Opera Presents La Bohème: Win Tickets

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 11:44am PDT
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Vancouver Opera’s 2018/2019 season and festival presents a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème that is designed as an enormous vintage postcard of Paris. It’s an extravagant presentation of the greatest love story, arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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La Bohème

  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • When: February 14, 16, 19, & 21 at 7:30pm and February 24 at 2:00pm
  • Tickets: Available online now starting at $50.

The curtain rises on a modern-day flea market, with tourists taking selfies, sellers touting their wares and an accordion duo entertaining the crowd. Amid the bustle, a lone visitor puts a record on a vintage gramophone from which plays the opening bars of Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera, transporting the audience back in time.

Canadian designer and director duo André Barbe and Renaud Doucet – the team behind VO’s Turandot in 2017 – has created a beautiful and gloriously over-the-top production, first seen at the Scottish Opera where it was highly successful. The setting is updated to the interwar years of the 1920s when American artists and writers flocked to Paris to live the bohemian life.

Literally meaning ‘the bohemians’, this tragic love story of passion, poetry and poverty, with uplifting humorous moments, features soprano France Bellemare, tenor Yosep Kang and baritone Phillip Addis and is directed by world-renowned conductor Judith Yan.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the performance on February 19th at 7:30pm. 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 Tuesday, January 29, 2018. While La Bohéme is sung in Italian, English SURTITLES™ will be projected above the stage.

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UPDATE The winner is Patricia Borges!

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  1. Tania says:

    Would be an amazing night out!

  2. Kirsten says:

    I would love to go to La Boheme! Thanks for the great contest!

  3. Gloria says:

    ❤️ opera!

  4. Marisa. P says:

    This would be so amazing 🙂

  5. Hala says:

    Thanks for the chance

  6. Frank says:

    would love to take my wife to see this for valentine’s day! thanks for the chance.

  7. Sabrina says:

    I’d love to see what Opera is like!

  8. Jason Broadfoot says:

    Would love to see this production!

  9. vivian says:

    would love to watch this with my niece.

  10. Michelle W says:

    I would love to go!

  11. Carlos S. says:

    great performers, would be nice to see them again.

  12. Eileen says:

    I’d LOVE to see this!

  13. Roberta says:

    Someone very lucky will win this amazing prize-could it be me?

  14. Luc says:

    A wonderful experience!

  15. Meredith says:

    Another great giveaway!🤞🏻

  16. Rebecca kean says:

    Yes please

  17. Alex says:

    How lovely that would be

  18. Michelke says:

    Would love to take my daughter great way to celebrate family day

  19. Michelke says:

    Love to take my daughter a great way to celebrate family day 👍❤️

  20. bonnie lam says:

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  21. Maria says:

    Love the music from La Boheme!

  22. Tabby72 says:

    I’d love a chance to see the opera! Thanks!

  23. Candy says:

    Would be a nice show to watch.

  24. Denaye Dorge says:

    I would absolutely love to go with my husband!

  25. Anna says:

    Would love to see this!

  26. Jennifer says:

    Date night out with Andy would he nice

  27. Grace G says:

    I’d love to see this! I’ll take my plus one {wink ;)} to this show!!!!!

  28. Elizabeth B says:

    I would love to see this production!

  29. Jenn says:

    Tickets to this would be such a treat!

  30. Sunshine H says:

    DD would love to go to the opera – this would be a great one to start her on.

  31. Robyn says:

    I haven’t been to an opera in years, and never in Vancouver. This would be great to check out!

  32. sandra says:

    Love this Opera~

  33. Ed says:

    me please 🙂

  34. Sherry F says:

    I love this opera & would love to see this production. Hope you pick me!

  35. Stella Panagiotidis says:

    I’d love to attend! Fingers crossed! ❤

  36. Kelly says:

    I would love to go to the opera!

  37. Emmy says:

    I think I’m at an age now where I can actually appreciate the opera!!! Thanks for the chance to experience something new and fun!

  38. dane says:

    love to go

  39. wen says:

    Hmm English Turtles?

  40. Catherine Hercus says:

    Would love to win and take my daughter

  41. Laurie MacKenzie says:

    Pick Mi(mi)! Another great contest …

  42. Harold says:

    Sounds like a nice evening.

  43. Stotes says:

    This will be great to see live!

  44. Karen Miller says:

    Are you kidding?! I’d love to win tickets to see La Boheme.

  45. Gregory Miller says:

    La Boheme! Oh, yes, please. Love to see it.

  46. behzad says:

    Looks awesome!

  47. Susan says:

    I’ve never been to an opera! What an experience this would be!

  48. Monica says:

    What a wonderful prize! Thanks for the opportunity.

  49. Holly says:

    I would love to experience this!

  50. Jason Bamford says:

    Very nice.

  51. Marisa B says:

    I would love to see this with my mother!

  52. Stacie Wood says:

    This would be amazing!

  53. Kim C says:

    Would love to see this.

  54. Owen Lock says:

    Possibly the most famous opera in the world!

  55. Brittin Oakman says:

    Would love to surprise my aunt with tickets to this! Thank you x

  56. Tracy says:

    Would love to check out the show!

  57. Terry says:

    Date night

  58. ariel chiu says:

    would love to go!

  59. Adam Steele says:

    date night!

  60. Cheuk says:

    saw their last production, The Merry Widow. Loved it. Great singing and costume.

  61. Season says:

    Love to my hubby

  62. Cielle says:

    Would love to go!

  63. Cielle says:

    Would love to see this!

  64. AJ says:

    First Opera, fingers crossed!

  65. ML says:

    I would love to go!

  66. Lise says:

    I would love to see this!

  67. Bonnie lam says:

    Good luck. Huggies.

  68. Anita says:

    I would love to go!

  69. Hadley says:

    I’ll go!

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