Vancouver Opera

Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Turandot
2017-2018 Season
Turandot
Turandot
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 13, 19, 21 at 7:30pm
October 15 at 2:00pm

Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni
Conductor: Jacques Lacombe
Director: Renaud Doucet

Cast
Turandot: Amber Wagner 
Calaf: Marcelo Puente
Liù: Marianne Fiset
Timur: Alain Coulombe

About Turandot
La Bohème. Tosca. Madama Butterfly. Turandot. Puccini saved his most musically adventurous opera for last. Containing some of the greatest operatic music ever written, Turandot blends epic chorus sections with unforgettable intimate moments, and is the culmination of Puccini’s career. This three act opera by Giacomo Puccini and completed by Franco Alfano, with libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni is one of the most grand opera offerings and is full of thrilling choruses, booming orchestrations, and a cast consisting of all of ancient China. This magnificent work—which features Pavarotti’s signature aria, “Nessun dorma”—promises to make the kick off of the Vancouver Opera’s 2017/18 Season, a not-to-be missed event.

The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including 2 intermissions.

Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES

Sat 10/21/17 7:30PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre Turandot


L'Elisir D'Amore
2017-2018 Season
L'Elisir D'Amore
L'Elisir d'Amore
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
January 25, & 27 at 7:30pm
January 21 at 2:00pm

Music: Gaetano Donizetti Libretto: Felice Romani Conductor: Jonathan Darlington Director: James Robinson

Cast Adina: Ying Fang Nemorino: Andrew Haji

About L’Elisir d’Amore
L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) is without a doubt one of the most performed of all Donizetti’s operas – but has not been seen at Vancouver Opera since 1999. It is a dreamy marriage of a stirring love story and hilarious comedy with music that moves the soul, including the much-loved aria ’Una furtiva lagrima’. L’elisir d’amore premiered in 1832 in Milan. To call it a success would be an understatement; it secured Donizetti’s place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day. Vancouver Opera is thrilled to present this opera in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani.

The performance will last approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including 1 intermission.

Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES
Sun 1/21/18 2:00PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre L'Elisir D'Amore
Thu 1/25/18 7:30PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre L'Elisir D'Amore
Sat 1/27/18 7:30PM Queen Elizabeth Theatre L'Elisir D'Amore


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
Akakiy: Geoffrey Sirett
Petrovich: Peter McGillivray

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 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
Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
Director: Tom Diamond

Cast
Onegin: Konstantin Shushakov
Tatiana: Svetlana Aksenova
Lensky: Maxim Aksenov

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