Vancouver Opera Presents La Bohème: Win Tickets

Comments 69 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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. TaniaTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 12:14pm PST

    Would be an amazing night out!

  2. KirstenTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 12:24pm PST

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

  3. GloriaTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 12:53pm PST

    ❤️ opera!

  4. Marisa. PTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 12:57pm PST

    This would be so amazing 🙂

  5. HalaTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 1:25pm PST

    Thanks for the chance

  6. FrankTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 1:43pm PST

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

  7. SabrinaTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 1:43pm PST

    I’d love to see what Opera is like!

  8. Jason BroadfootTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 2:16pm PST

    Would love to see this production!

  9. vivianTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 2:34pm PST

    would love to watch this with my niece.

  10. Michelle WTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 2:53pm PST

    I would love to go!

  11. Carlos S.Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 3:31pm PST

    great performers, would be nice to see them again.

  12. EileenTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 3:42pm PST

    I’d LOVE to see this!

  13. RobertaTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 4:36pm PST

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

  14. LucTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 4:41pm PST

    A wonderful experience!

  15. MeredithTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 9:20pm PST

    Another great giveaway!🤞🏻

  16. Rebecca keanTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 9:34pm PST

    Yes please

  17. AlexTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 9:45pm PST

    How lovely that would be

  18. MichelkeTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 9:48pm PST

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

  19. MichelkeTuesday, January 22nd, 2019 — 9:50pm PST

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

  20. bonnie lamWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 3:30am PST

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  21. MariaWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 4:02am PST

    Love the music from La Boheme!

  22. Tabby72Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 6:17am PST

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

  23. CandyWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 8:54am PST

    Would be a nice show to watch.

  24. Denaye DorgeWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 10:09am PST

    I would absolutely love to go with my husband!

  25. AnnaWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 10:32am PST

    Would love to see this!

  26. JenniferWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 10:53am PST

    Date night out with Andy would he nice

  27. Grace GWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 11:00am PST

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

  28. Elizabeth BWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 11:09am PST

    I would love to see this production!

  29. JennWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 11:32am PST

    Tickets to this would be such a treat!

  30. Sunshine HWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 12:07pm PST

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

  31. RobynWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 1:49pm PST

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

  32. sandraWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 2:33pm PST

    Love this Opera~

  33. EdWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 3:37pm PST

    me please 🙂

  34. Sherry FWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 4:11pm PST

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

  35. Stella PanagiotidisWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 6:50pm PST

    I’d love to attend! Fingers crossed! ❤

  36. KellyWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 9:27pm PST

    I would love to go to the opera!

  37. EmmyThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 10:14am PST

    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. daneThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 11:30am PST

    love to go

  39. wenThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 11:40am PST

    Hmm English Turtles?

  40. Catherine HercusThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 1:34pm PST

    Would love to win and take my daughter

  41. Laurie MacKenzieThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 4:39pm PST

    Pick Mi(mi)! Another great contest …

  42. HaroldThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 8:22pm PST

    Sounds like a nice evening.

  43. StotesThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 8:29pm PST

    This will be great to see live!

  44. Karen MillerThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 9:01pm PST

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

  45. Gregory MillerThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 9:03pm PST

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

  46. behzadThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 9:24pm PST

    Looks awesome!

  47. SusanThursday, January 24th, 2019 — 9:31pm PST

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

  48. MonicaFriday, January 25th, 2019 — 12:36pm PST

    What a wonderful prize! Thanks for the opportunity.

  49. HollyFriday, January 25th, 2019 — 2:30pm PST

    I would love to experience this!

  50. Jason BamfordFriday, January 25th, 2019 — 4:08pm PST

    Very nice.

  51. Marisa BFriday, January 25th, 2019 — 6:30pm PST

    I would love to see this with my mother!

  52. Stacie WoodFriday, January 25th, 2019 — 9:27pm PST

    This would be amazing!

  53. Kim CSaturday, January 26th, 2019 — 12:38pm PST

    Would love to see this.

  54. Owen LockSaturday, January 26th, 2019 — 7:15pm PST

    Possibly the most famous opera in the world!

  55. Brittin OakmanSunday, January 27th, 2019 — 1:32pm PST

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

  56. TracySunday, January 27th, 2019 — 9:46pm PST

    Would love to check out the show!

  57. TerrySunday, January 27th, 2019 — 11:31pm PST

    Date night

  58. ariel chiuMonday, January 28th, 2019 — 8:57pm PST

    would love to go!

  59. Adam SteeleMonday, January 28th, 2019 — 8:58pm PST

    date night!

  60. CheukMonday, January 28th, 2019 — 11:11pm PST

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

  61. SeasonMonday, January 28th, 2019 — 11:12pm PST

    Love to my hubby

  62. CielleTuesday, January 29th, 2019 — 12:33pm PST

    Would love to go!

  63. CielleTuesday, January 29th, 2019 — 12:33pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  64. AJTuesday, January 29th, 2019 — 1:55pm PST

    First Opera, fingers crossed!

  65. MLTuesday, January 29th, 2019 — 7:37pm PST

    I would love to go!

  66. LiseWednesday, January 30th, 2019 — 4:38pm PST

    I would love to see this!

  67. Bonnie lamTuesday, February 5th, 2019 — 8:24am PST

    Good luck. Huggies.

  68. AnitaTuesday, February 5th, 2019 — 9:37pm PST

    I would love to go!

  69. HadleySunday, February 10th, 2019 — 10:44pm PST

    I’ll go!

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