Vancouver Opera Festival
Eugene Onegin
music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, libretto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky & KS Shilovsky after Pushkin

Dates and Venue April 29 at 2 pm, May 3 & 5 at 7:30pm, 2018 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Conductor Jonathan Darlington Director Tom Diamond Scenic Designer Scott Reid Movement Director Tamara Cheliubeeva Lighting Designer Harry Frehner Assistant Director/Chorus Director Kinza Tyrrell Fight Choreographer Nicholas Harrison Stage Manager Theresa Tsang

Tatyana Svetlana Aksenova Olga Carolyn Sproule Madame Larina Leah Giselle Field Filippyevna Megan Latham Vladimir Lensky Alexei Dolgov Eugene Onegin Konstantin Shushakov Zaretsky / Captain Petrovich Peter Monaghan M. Triquet Martin Renner Wallace Prince Gremin Goderdzi Janelidze

Sung in Russian with English and Chinese SURTITLES TM

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

Eugene Onegin is a glorious triumph.  Written by the great Russian poet, Pushkin and composed by Tchaikovsky, master of 19th century Romanticism, the opera is rich and deeply expressive, exploring the dramatic emotions of youth and shot through with regret. Full review

A co-production with Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company and Tapestry Opera
The Overcoat - A Musical Tailoring
music by James Rolfe, Libretto by Morris Panych

Dates and Venue April 28 & 29, May 4, 9, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:30pm & May 2, 5, & 6 at 2pm, 2018 | Vancouver Playhouse

Conductor Leslie Dala Director Morris Panych Set Designer Ken MacDonald Costumer Designer Nancy Bryant Movement Wendy Gorling Lighting Designer Alan Brodie Assistant Director Jessica Derventzis Stage Manager Kate Porter

Akakiy Geoffrey Sirett Landlady Andrea Ludwig Mad Chorus 1 Magali Simard-Galdes Mad Chorus 2 Caitlin Wood Mrs. P / Mar Chorus 3 Erica Iris Huang Petrovich Peter McGillivray Mokiya Keith Klassen Sossiya : Aaron Durand Khodozat Giles Tomkins Manager Asitha Tennekoon

Sung in English with English SURTITLES TM

Reviewer John Jane

This Vancouver Opera Festival production of The Overcoat - A Musical Tailoring is exquisitely staged and beautifully performed. The orchestra under the leadership of Maestro Leslie Dala interpreted James Rolfe’s unfamiliar score as if it were au fait. Full review

 

 

 

UBC Opera
La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini. Libretto by Giacomo (Jacopo) Ferretti

Dates and Venue February 1, 2 and 3,, 2018 at 7.30pm, February 4, 2018 at 2pm | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Conductor Gordon Gerrard Director Nancy Hermiston Costume Consultant Parvin Mirhady Lighting Designer Jeremy Baxter Stage Manager Jacqueline Wax

Cenerentola (Angelina) Simran Claire Prince Ramiro Ian McCloy Dandini Kurt Ward-Theiss Don Magnifico Ian Burns Alidoro Rafael Laurindo Clorinda Ivy Calvert Tisbe Jody Lear

with the UBC Opera Ensemble Chorus and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

What better way to spend a cold February evening than with a good book and some music, especially if that book is an old familiar story and the ever-fresh music is by Rossini. Throw in a magnificent set, elegant lighting (by Jeremy Baxter), and costumes out of a royal pageant (Parvin Mirhady) and one can settle in for an evening of enjoyment. Full review

 

 

Vancouver Opera
L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti

Dates and Venue January 21, 2018 at 2pm, January 25 & 27, 2018 at 7.30pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Conductor Jonathan Darlington Director Brenna Corner after James Robinson Set Designer Allen Moyer Costumer Designer Martin Pakledinaz Revival Costumer Designer Amanda Seymour Lighting Designer Harry Frehner Chorus Master Les Dala Stage Manager Theresa Tsang

Adina Ying Fang Nemorino Andrew Haji Dulcamara Stephen Hegedus Belcore Brett Polegato Giannetta Elaina Moreau

Sung in Italian with English & Mandarin SURTITLES TM

Reviewer John Jane

Gaetano Donizetti’s L'Elisir d'Amore comes to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for (regrettably) only three performances. This Vancouver Opera production shifts the setting from an Italian village in the early nineteenth century to rural Ontario roughly a hundred years later as WWI is breaking out. Full review