Archive of posts tagged "opera"

The New Vancouver Opera Festival

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The inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival launches on April 28th, presenting three new opera productions and bold programming. In addition to the core opera productions, the 16-day Vancouver Opera Festival will offer a new VO-commissioned visual art installation, performances by superb vocal artists, new collaborations with other Vancouver arts organizations, a massive choral extravaganza, and engaging, […]

Review of Vancouver Opera’s Evita

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Admittedly, I am not an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan. However, Vancouver Opera’s production of Evita is worth attending because it offers a very rare opportunity to see Broadway and West End stars perform in Vancouver: Caroline Bowman (Evita), who has spent last year performing in the Broadway Revival tour of Evita, and has also appeared […]

Vancouver Opera Presents Evita

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Audiences are eagerly awaiting the full-scale premiere of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical Evita, presented by Vancouver Opera April 30th to May 8th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Vancouver Opera Presents Evita Winner of 7 Tony Awards™ including Best Musical, Evita is the story of the charismatic and controversial […]

Vancouver Opera’s Madama Butterfly

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I was introduced to Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at six years old. Well, sort of. My parents were watching some rendition was on television, but I wasn’t allowed to watch, which confused me because with a title like Madama Butterfly, it sounds like it’s made for little girls. I remember sitting in the next room […]

Review of Vancouver Opera’s Die Fledermaus

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This week, Vancouver Opera presents the last three performances of Die Fledermaus (The Bat), the Austrian operetta composed by Johann Strauss Jr., adapted by UBC’s Nancy Hermiston to include theatrical dialogue in English with timely or local references. Eisenstein (Roger Honeywell) is dismayed to find that a disguised Rosalinde (Joyce El-Khoury) has his watch. Photo […]

Stickboy at Vancouver Opera

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“It was intense,” my niece told me this morning when I asked her about the show last night. I took her to see Stickboy at Vancouver Opera, which was composed by Neil Weisensel and written by Shane Koyczan. Given my general knowledge of the libretto — based on Koyczan’s powerful book about a boy who, […]