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The Overcoat
2017-2018 Season
The Overcoat
The Overcoat – a musical tailoring
Vancouver Playhouse
April 28 & 29 | May 4, 9, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:30pm
May 2, 5, & 6 at 2:00pm

Music: James Rolfe Libretto: Morris Panych Conductor: Leslie Dala Director: Morris Panych

Cast and creative teams

Akakiy: Geoffrey Sirett
Petrovich: Peter McGillivray

Conductor: Leslie Dala
Director: Morris Panych
Set Designer: Ken MacDonald
Costumer Designer: Nancy Bryant
Lighting Designer: Alan Brodie

With Vancouver Opera Orchestra

About The Overcoat – a musical tailoring
A much anticipated co-production with Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company and Tapestry Opera, The Overcoat – a musical tailoring is an operatic reinterpretation Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling's 1998 smash-hit play, The Overcoat . With a libretto from Morris Panych and music composed by Canadian Composer, James Rolfe, this production reunites the original creative team. Morris Panych is the director, with choreography by Wendy Gorling, set design by Ken MacDonald. costume design by Nancy Bryant, and lighting design by Alan Brodie. This extremely important work, addresses the universal human need for compassion and our unfortunate tendency to deny it. The Overcoat: an Opera is so much more than the story of an office worker whose life is turned upside down when he’s robbed of his new overcoat. “Panych and Gorling... have delivered a work that grows richer on each subsequent viewing, a creation that combines laughter with pathos and exhilaration with despair.” – Toronto Star (on 2007’s The Overcoat). The work will debut at the Bluma Appel Theatre in March 2017 before coming to the Vancouver Playhouse - where the original creation premiered 20 years ago.
The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including 1 intermission.

Sung in English with English SURTITLES
Sat 4/28/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Sun 4/29/18 2:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat CBC Film
Sun 4/29/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Wed 5/2/18 2:00PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Sat 5/5/18 2:00PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Sun 5/6/18 2:00PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Wed 5/9/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Thu 5/10/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Fri 5/11/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
Sat 5/12/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse The Overcoat - a musical tailoring


Eugene Onegin
2017-2018 Season
Eugene Onegin
Eugene Onegin
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 3 & 5 at 7:30pm
April 29 at 2:00pm

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Libretto: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and KS Shilovsky after Pushkin

Cast and creative teams

Onegin: Konstantin Shushakov
Tatiana: Svetlana Aksenova
Lensky: Maxim Aksenov
Olga: Carolyn Sprould
Prince Gremin: Goderdzi Janelidze

With the Vancouver Opera Chorus as peasants, guests of Madame Larina and guests at a ball in St. Petersburg and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
Director: Tom Diamond
Set Designer: Scott Reid
Lighting Designer: Harry Frehner
Assistant Conductor/Chorus Director: Kinza Tyrrell

About Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is Russian Lyric Opera at its finest – based on the plot of Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin features an emotional tale packed with breathtaking music, choreography, and a duel that will render the audience speechless. Tchaikovsky, as always, brings many symphonic elements to Eugene Onegin including lavish orchestrations and stunning arias in what he described as “seven lyrical scenes”.
The performance will last approximately 3 hours, including 1 intermission.

Sung in Russian with English SURTITLES
Sun 4/29/18 2:00PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre Eugene Onegin
Thu 5/3/18 7:30PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre Eugene Onegin
Sat 5/5/18 7:30PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre Eugene Onegin


Russian Chamber Music Series
2017-2018 Season
Russian Chamber Music Series
Chamber Music
A lyrical celebration of Russian chamber music

Join us for this series of short concerts celebrating Russian, and Russian inspired, chamber music. All conerts are appoximately 50 minutes in length and will feature singers performing in the VOF and musicians from Vancouver Opera Orchestra.
Sat 4/28/18 5:00PM CBC Studio 700 A Musical Tribute to Anna Akhmatova, celebrated Russian poet
Sun 4/29/18 5:00PM CBC Studio 700 The Music of James Rolfe, Composer of The Overcoat—a musical tailoring
Thu 5/3/18 5:00PM CBC Studio 700 Les Vendredis – Tchaikovsky and the Great Russian Composers
Fri 5/4/18 5:00PM CBC Studio 700 A Study in Contrasts: The Music of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich
Sat 5/5/18 5:00PM CBC Studio 700 Russian Piano Music with the Bergmann Piano Duo


From Russia With Love
2017-2018 Season
From Russia With Love
A Gala Celebration Featuring Maestro Jonathan Darlington
An Evening of music with the Maestro at the piano and leading a chamber ensemble alongside singers from the cast of Eugene Onegin as well as members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Tue 5/1/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse From Russia With Love to Jonathan Darlington


A Russian Songfest
2017-2018 Season
A Russian Songfest
A Songfest featuring alumni of Vancouver Opera Training Programs and Special Guests
An evening of musical riches featuring outstanding young opera singers performing a wide range of their favourite Russian songs, accompanied by the music staff of Vancouver Opera.
Wed 5/2/18 7:30PM Vancouver Playhouse A Russian Songfest


Requiem for A Lost Girl
2017-2018 Season
Requiem for A Lost Girl
Requiem for a Lost Girl
a chamber musical about homelessness

Cast and Creative teams

Writer and director: Onalea Gilbertson
Composer and conductor: Marcel Bergman
With writing and additional music by: The Kettle Choir and Writers Guild
Cast featuring members of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program
Elaina Moreau-soprano
Stephanie Tritchew-mezzo soprano
Micah Schroeder-baritone
Matthew Dalen-tenor
Holly Kroeker-pianist
With Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Chorus and the Kettle Choir and Writers Guild.

Presented in partnership with The Kettle Society and SFU Woodwards Community Programs
Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Requiem for A Lost Girl
Sun 5/6/18 2:00PM Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Requiem for A Lost Girl


Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
Sat 5/5/18 10:00AM Vancouver Playhouse Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf
Sat 5/5/18 11:30AM Vancouver Playhouse Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf



2017-2018 Season
Where the Wild Things Are
Sat 5/5/18 1:00PM CBC Studio 700 Where the Wild Things Are



2017-2018 Season
Summer Camp
Tue 7/3/18 9:00AM MLH Rehearsal Hall Summer Camp - TEEN CAMP
Mon 7/16/18 9:00AM MLH Rehearsal Hall Summer Camp - JUNIOR CAMP