Live Vancouver Opera Performances Return for 2021-2022 Season

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Vancouver Opera has announced the return of live performances for the 2021–2022 season. They will present two days of outdoor performances at the šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) on September 18 and 19, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm each day) followed by three extraordinary operas at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre starting in December.

Vancouver Opera 2021-2022
Vancouver Opera – Orfeo ed Euridice photo – Nick Harrison

Vancouver Opera Performances This Fall & Beyond

“The entire team at Vancouver Opera is thrilled to be staging these productions this coming season,” said Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director. “Two company premieres and a classic that highlights our amazing orchestra, chorus and celebrated Canadian vocal talent.”

The Vancouver Opera 2021–2022 season offers a range of works with an opportunity to integrate contemporary dance and showcase the talented Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Opening the 2021–2022 season in December is a Vancouver Opera premiere and first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre, Orfeo Ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck. In February, two performances of Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert by Pietro Mascagni will welcome back Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The final production of the season is the wildly popular HMS Pinafore, a hilarious journey of forbidden love by Gilbert and Sullivan.

2021-2022 Opera Season in Vancouver

Orfeo Ed Euridice
by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Co-Production with Ne. Sans Opera and the Dance Centre
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ projected above the stage

  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • When: December 4 & 5, 2021

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of opera and contemporary dance. This production is a Vancouver Opera premiere and marks the first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre. Canadian conductor Leslie Dala, Director and Choreographer Idan Cohen with Mireille Lebel as Orfeo, Krisztina Szabó as Euridice and Mireille Asselin as Amore. Featuring the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert
by Pietro Mascagni
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ projected above the stage

  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • When: February 12 & 13, 2022

This beloved masterpiece, Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert delivers intense passion, memorable music and incredible arias. This one-act opera, performed live and in concert, welcomes back Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Featured performers are Othalie Graham as Santuzza, David Pomeroy as Turridu, and Gregory Dahl as Alfio.

HMS Pinafore
by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™ projected above the stage

  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • When: April 30, May 5, 7, 8, 2022

Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedic tale is a delightful combination of forbidden love across class divides and the shenanigans that take place along the way. Poking fun at social hierarchies and packed with absurd characters, this wildly popular operetta delivers plenty of laughs and memorable music. This joyful production is directed by Brenna Corner and conducted by Rosemary Thomson and features the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Tickets go on sale October 12, 2021. Follow Vancouver Opera on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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