Vancouver Opera Presents the Pearl Fishers – Win Tickets

Comments 22 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Opera is opening its 2022–2023 season this month with a full-scale production of Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and you can enter to win tickets!

This dramatic opera tells the tale of two devoted friends and the woman that comes between them. The famous “friendship duet”,  Au fond du temple saint, is one of the most beautiful and recognizable pieces in the opera repertoire.

Vancouver Opera Presents the Pearl Fishers

  • When: October 22 and 27 at 7:30pm; October 30 at 2:00pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: Single tickets for the 2022–2023 season start at $50 and are available now through the Vancouver Opera box office online or at 604-683-0222. Those who want to become a member of the Vancouver Opera family can be come a subscriber. Choose from one of five subscriptions to experience Vancouver Opera with the best seats at the best price and a flexible refund policy.

From the composer of CarmenThe Pearl Fishers’ transcendent beauty, lush orchestration and Bizet’s trademark melodies will transport audiences. This is the first production of this classic opera in 28 years! It is directed by Vancouver favourite Rachel Peake, and Conductor Kamna Gupta will make her Vancouver Opera debut.

Cast in the tenor role of Nadir is Aaron Blake, making his Vancouver Opera debut. Singing the baritone role of Zurga is Canadian Phillip Addis who has performed all over the world. Audiences will remember him from Vancouver Opera productions of La Bohème and The Marriage of Figaro. Canadian-Lebanese soprano, Miriam Khalil sings the role of Leila in her Vancouver Opera debut. Canadian-Armenian bass-baritone, Vartan Gabrielian performs the role of Nourabad. 

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the performant on October 27th, here’s how you can enter to win:

Win tickets to Vancouver Opera’s The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers is sung in French with English SURTITLES™ projected above the stage. You can learn more about the story on the website before you go. Follow Vancouver Opera on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

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22 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. Nicole cMonday, October 17th, 2022 — 10:19pm PDT

    Would love to check this out!

  2. Tabby72Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 — 8:04am PDT

    I would love to attend the Opera, thanks!

  3. Michelle WTuesday, October 18th, 2022 — 10:46am PDT

    I would love to go! I haven’t been to the opera in years, this would be great!

  4. daneTuesday, October 18th, 2022 — 1:46pm PDT

    Love to take my daughter for her 23rd birthday … thanks!

  5. Catherine HercusTuesday, October 18th, 2022 — 5:50pm PDT

    Would be an amazing 60th birthday gift for me

  6. tracyTuesday, October 18th, 2022 — 10:21pm PDT

    would love to attend

  7. Karen CWednesday, October 19th, 2022 — 9:09am PDT

    Looks like it’s gonna be an incredible show!

  8. Rob PengWednesday, October 19th, 2022 — 9:37pm PDT

    VO always has great productions,

  9. AnnWednesday, October 19th, 2022 — 11:11pm PDT

    An amazing way to celebrate being a breast cancer survivor and just got good news from my surgeon 3 weeks ago – I’m now cancer free!

  10. AnnWednesday, October 19th, 2022 — 11:18pm PDT

    An amazing way to celebrate being a breast cancer survivor!

  11. Kathryn CThursday, October 20th, 2022 — 12:58am PDT

    Thanks for putting this package together. Good luck to all.

  12. EileenThursday, October 20th, 2022 — 6:51pm PDT

    I’d love to experience this opera!

  13. franThursday, October 20th, 2022 — 7:11pm PDT

    Would love to go to an opera! Thanks.

  14. GrandmaThursday, October 20th, 2022 — 8:06pm PDT

    One of my favourite operas and would love to share my passion with my granddaughter. We would be so grateful!

  15. SimoneThursday, October 20th, 2022 — 9:55pm PDT

    This would be awesome to see!

  16. Ron RichingsThursday, October 20th, 2022 — 11:57pm PDT

    Tix to this would be excellent. One of my partner’s favourite operas, dating back to
    the Bjerling version.

  17. MCFriday, October 21st, 2022 — 10:19am PDT

    Well, what timing! I was just looking at the banners on the street and thinking I must look into this. Fingers crossed 😉

  18. ValerieFriday, October 21st, 2022 — 1:16pm PDT

    I am finally over and done with my Covid, need some music in my life!

  19. EdFriday, October 21st, 2022 — 2:10pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  20. Jason BFriday, October 21st, 2022 — 3:40pm PDT

    Sounds great.

  21. wenFriday, October 21st, 2022 — 4:49pm PDT

    Sounds like a wonderful event! Thanks!

  22. Kirsten FisherMonday, October 24th, 2022 — 9:32pm PDT

    This sounds amazing! I would love to go!

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