UBC Opera
Ariadne auf Naxos
by Richard Strauss, libretto Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Date and Venue June 22, 23 & 24, 2017 at 7:30pm. June 25 at 2 pm | Old Auditorium, UBC

Director Nancy Hermiston Conductor Jonathan Darlington Set Designer Alessia Carpoca Lighting Designer Jeremy Baxter Costume Designer Parvin Mirhady
UBC Opera Ensemble and Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

Ariadne auf Naxos is an extraordinary mixture of Viennese charm and commedia dell’arte slapstick, 18th century elegance and Romantic lushness, dedication and practicality, and love of all sorts. It shows Strauss at his most kaleidoscopic and offers huge challenges for a student cast. With the lively help of Jonathan Darlington and underpinned securely by the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, UBC Opera Ensemble rose to the challenge, several of them remarkably Full review



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