Here I Stand

Date and Venue Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm | Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Avenue, Vancouver

Lighting Designer Sara Smith Sound Designer Patrick Smith Musical Accompaniment Angus Kellet, piano

Reviewer John Jane

Soprano Jacqueline Ko has played many heroines on the opera stage, but I would venture that none of those heroines are braver than the one she plays in her own personal production of Here I Stand – herself. Full review


Pacific Opera Victoria
The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

Dates & Venue February 16, 18, 24, 2017 at 8:00pm & February 22 at 7pm; & February 26 at 2:30pm) | The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., Victoria

Director Oriol Thomas Conductor Timothy Vernon Set Design Patricia Ruel Costume Design Laurence Mongeau Lighting Design Eric Champoux Choreography Jacques Lemay Chorus Master Giuseppe Pietraroia Stage Manager Sara Robb

Sung in German with English dialogue and surtitles

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

The Magic Flute can be an uncomfortable hybrid of fairy tale, hero’s quest, bildungsroman and Masonic ritual. Pacific OperaVictoria have done a satisfying job of integrating this uneasy patchwork into a balanced, connected whole which concentrates more on the profound questions the opera asks than on its theatricality. Full review