WEST SIDE STORY

WEST SIDE STORY

Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Entire Original Production Directed
and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS

Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens


OPENS OCTOBER 22ND! ► A masterpiece of music theatre! VO presents the full-scale Broadway show with Jerome Robbins's original high-energy choreography, a 30-piece live orchestra and a cast of triple-threat singer-dancer-actors who will knock your socks off!

This 20th century classic features Leonard Bernstein’s most most memorable and thrilling melodies: “Maria”, “Tonight”, “Gee, Officer Krupke". With only 8 performances (including 2 matinees), this show is sure to sell out. Get your tickets now!

Tickets available NOW online or through the VO Ticket Centre: 604-683-0222

PARENTAL ADVISORY: West Side Story contains suggestive language and physical violence. Three killings are depicted, as well as an attempted sexual assault. A gun is fired. Parents might consider this production unsuitable for children under the age of 12.


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ON STAGE FOR 8 PERFORMANCES ONLY

Saturday October 22, 2011 7:30pm
Sunday October 23, 2011 • Matinee 1:30pm
Tuesday October 25, 2011 7:30pm
Wednesday October 26, 2011 7:30pm
Thursday October 27, 2011 7:30pm
Friday October 28, 2011 7:30pm
Saturday October 29, 2011 • Matinee 1:30pm
Saturday October 29, 2011 7:30pm

All performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
 

FAMILY PACKS ► Purchase 2 matinee tickets and up to get 2 children's tickets for $35 each. Call the VO Ticket Centre at 604-683-0222 to purchase Family Packs. Family Packs are only available for matinee performances. Children must be 18 years old or younger. Available for seats in sections A through E. If you're a subscriber and would like to switch your tickets to a matinee, you can also purchase up to 2 children's tickets for $35.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: West Side Story contains suggestive language and physical violence. Three killings are depicted, as well as an attempted sexual assault. A gun is fired. Parents might consider this production unsuitable for children under the age of 12.
 

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Conducted by LESLIE DALA

LESLIE DALA
Toronto, ON
Conductor

LAST VO APPEARANCE:
Conductor, Rigoletto, 2009

Recent Appearances: 
Lillian Alling with Banff Summer Festival
Albert Herring with UBC Opera Ensemble
La Damnation de Faust with Vancouver Bach Choir and Vancouver
Symphony Orchestra
Opening Night Gala with Sarah McLachlan and the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra with MusicFest Vancouver

Upcoming Engagements:
Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Les Noces and Catulli Carmina with
Vancouver Bach Choir
The Nutcracker with Goh Ballet and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Mr. Dala is the Music Director of the Vancouver Bach Choir and the
Music Director of the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony.

Mr. Dala’s appearance is supported by a gift from Ms. Martha Lou Henley, C.M.

More about Leslie Dala.

Directed by KEN CAZAN

KEN CAZAN
Stage Director
Los Angeles, CA


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT


Recent Appearances:
Gianni Schicchi, Seven Deadly Sins, Les mamelles de Tirésias and Three Decembers with Central City Opera
Miss Lonely Hearts (World Premiere) with The Juilliard School
The Cunning Little Vixen with Long Beach Opera
Owen Wingrave, Death in Venice, Erwartung and Bluebeard’s Castle with Chicago Opera Theatre

Upcoming Engagements:
West Side Story with Kilden Teater (Kristiansand, Norway)
Oklahoma! with Central City Opera

Mr. Cazan is Resident Stage Director and Associate Professor of Vocal
Arts and Opera at The University of Southern California's Thornton
School of Music.

More about Ken Cazan.

Choreographed by TRACEY FLYE

TRACEY FLYE
Choreographer
Toronto, ON


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Director / Choreographer, Hairspray with Rainbow Stage
Director, The 39 Steps with Manitoba Theatre Centre
Choreographer, The Drowsy Chaperone with Manitoba Theatre Centre/TC and Kiss Me Kate and Evita with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Choreographer / Assistant Director, The Boys in the Photograph with
Mirvish Productions and Manitoba Theatre Centre

Upcoming Engagements:
Director, The Wizard of Oz with Ross Petty Productions
Associate Director, War Horse with Mirvish Productions

Ms. Flye's appearance is supported by a gift from Moh & Yulanda
Faris.
 

More about Tracey Flye

Tony COLIN AINSWORTH

COLIN AINSWORTH
Brooklin, ON
Tony


Last VO Appearance:
Bobby / Kristian / Billy in Lillian Alling, 2010

Recent Appearances:
Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Edmonton Opera
Jason in Medée with Chicago Opera Theater
André Le Tourner in Prima Donna (Wainwright) with Sadler’s Wells
Theatre and Luminato Festival
Laurie in Little Women with Calgary Opera

Upcoming Engagements:
Ishmael Greenhorn in Moby Dick with Calgary Opera
Renaud in Armide with Opera Atelier and Glimmerglass Festival

Mr. Ainsworth’s appearance is supported by a gift from Michael &
Inna O’Brian.

More about Colin Ainsworth.

Maria LUCIA CESARONI

LUCIA CESARONI
Toronto, ON
Maria


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Young Artist and Fellow at Steans Institute (Ravinia Festival, Chicago)
Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Centre for Opera Studies in Italy
Recitals at Jubilee Hall and Snape Maltings Concert Hall (Aldeburgh
Festival Début, England)
Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Egitto with Orchestra London

Upcoming Engagements:
Soloist in The Messiah with Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Victoria
Symphony Orchestra
Norina in Don Pasquale with Saskatoon Opera

Ms Cesaroni’s appearance is supported by a gift from Mr. Toni &
Mrs. Hildegard Cavelti.

More about Lucia Cesaroni.

Riff SCOTT AUGUSTINE

SCOTT AUGUSTINE
Vancouver, BC
Riff


LAST VO APPEARANCE: Dancer in Nixon in China, 2010

Last VO Appearance:
Dancer in Nixon in China, 2010

Recent Appearances:
Tulsa in Gypsy with The Arts Club Theatre Company
White Christmas with The Arts Club Theatre Company
The Producers with The Arts Club Theatre Company
Beauty and the Beast with The Arts Club Theatre Company

Upcoming Engagements:
Under the Skin in China with Wen Wei Dance
Karoshi with Dance in Vancouver

Mr. Augustine’s appearance is supported by a gift from Arlene
Gladstone & Hamish Cameron.

Bernardo DANI JAZZAR

DANI JAZZAR
Stockholm, Sweden / Toronto, ON
Bernardo


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Bernardo in West Side Story with Citadel Theatre and Theatre Calgary
Ensemble in Saturday Night Fever on tour in Europe and Scandinavia
Aladdin, Peter Pan, and Beauty and the Beast with Ross Petty
Productions
Oklahoma!, Cinderella and Robin Hood with Drayton Entertainment

Upcoming Engagements:
Television and film appearances on Nikita, Covert Affairs and The
Brothers Grimm Snow White

Choreographer, Dani Jazzar Productions

Mr. Jazzar’s appearance is supported by a gift from The Youssef-
Warren Foundation.

More about Dani Jazzar.

Anita CLEOPATRA WILLIAMS

CLEOPATRA WILLIAMS
Toronto, ON
Anita


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys with Dancap Productions
Killer Queen / Oz Cover in We Will Rock You with Mirvish Productions
Pinky Tuscadero in Happy Days with Stage West
Betty Jean in The Marvelous Wonderettes with Stage West

Upcoming Engagements:
Jenny-Any-Dots in Cats with Theatre Calgary

Ms. Williams's appearance is supported by a gift from Dr. Ian &
Mrs. Jane Strang
 

Anybodys JOSIE MARASCO

JOSIE MARASCO
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Anybodys

 

VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT


Recent Appearances:
Dancer in Cinderella with the Canadian Opera Company
Mistress in Evita with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Anybodys in West Side Story with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Cyrano and Kiss Me Kate with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Three consecutive seasons with The Charlottetown Festival
Stuntdouble in CTV’s Flashpoint (Seasons 1 and 2)
 

Chino VINCENT TONG

VINCENT TONG
Vancouver, BC
Chino


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with The Arts Club Theatre Company
Juan in Altar Boyz with The Arts Club Theatre Company
The Lord of the Rings with Mirvish Productions
Pepper Understudy in Mamma Mia! with Mirvish Productions

Upcoming Engagements:
Jacob in La Cage aux Folles with The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Company
Kai in Lego’s Ninjago Cartoon

More about Vincent Tong

Doc DAVID ADAMS

DAVID ADAMS
New Westminster, BC
Doc


LAST VO APPEARANCE: Assistant Director, Rigoletto, 209

Last VO Appearance:
Assistant Director, Rigoletto, 2009

Recent Appearances:
Signor Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza with Patrick Street
Productions
Gino Barbieri in Mambo Italiano with Western Canada Theatre/Firehall
Arts Centre
Shylock in The Merchant of Venice with The St. Lawrence Shakespeare
Festival
Stage Director, Rigoletto with Edmonton Opera

Upcoming Engagements:
Maurice Renaud, Albin & Georges (understudy) in La Cage aux Folles
with Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company
General Yepanchin in The Idiot with The PuSh Festival 2012

Mr. Adams’ appearance is supported by a gift from Val & Dick
Bradshaw

Action JORDAN BELL

JORDAN BELL
Edmonton, AB
Action

VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT


Recent Appearances:
Malcolm in The Full Monty with The Charlottetown Festival
Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with
Mirvish Productions
Three consecutive seasons with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Ralph in Happy Days with Stage West

Upcoming Engagements:
Cinderella with The Grand Theatre

A-rab ROBERT ALLAN

ROBERT ALLAN
Vancouver, BC / Toronto, ON
A-rab


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Youth in Death in Venice and Street Performer in La bohème with Canadian Opera Company
A-rab in West Side Story with Neptune Theatre
Moody MacPherson in Anne of Green Gables with The Charlottetown
Festival
Choreographer, Anne of Green Gables with Smile Theatre and A Chorus
Line with Toronto Youth Theatre

Upcoming Engagements:
Mungojerrie in Cats with Theatre Calgary
Ensemble in White Christmas with The Arts Club Theatre Company

Baby John TYRELL WITHERSPOON

TYRELL WITHERSPOON
Winnipeg, MB
Baby John


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Dancer, Hellcats on The CW Network
Tyrone Whitherspong in The True Heroines: A Comic Strip Cabaret
Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast with Citadel Theatre
Multiple productions with Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg

 

Upcoming Engagements:
Dance With Me Lower Mainland Tour
 

More about Tyrell Witherspoon

Snowboy ADAM SERGISON

ADAM SERGISON
Pickering, ON
Snowboy


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Dancer in Camp Rock and Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars for Disney
Ensemble in We Will Rock You with Mirvish Productions
Ensemble in West Side Story and Peter Pan with Neptune Theatre
Tadzio in Death in Venice with Canadian Opera Company
Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats with Rainbow Stage

More about Adam Sergison

Big Deal GABRIEL ANTONACCI

GABRIEL ANTONACCI
Toronto, ON
Big Deal


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT


Recent Appearances:
Hank Majewski in Jersey Boys with DanCap
Ethan in The Full Monty with The Charlottetown Festival
Richie Cunningham in Happy Days the Musical with Stage West
Moody MacPherson in Anne of Green Gables with The Charlottetown Festival
 

Upcoming Engagements:
American Idiot National Tour

Diesel GRANT LANDRY

GRANT LANDRY
Grande Prairie, AB
Diesel


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Chad in High School Musical
Gaston in Beauty and the Beast
Musical Revue: Tarzan, Danny in Grease, Link in Hairspray

Upcoming Engagements:
War Horse with Mirvish Productions

Gee-Tar ANTHONY MACPHERSON

ANTHONY MACPHERSON
Fall River, NS
Gee-Tar / Cover: Riff


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Action in West Side Story with Neptune Theatre
Young Ebenezer in A Christmas Carol with Theatre Aquarius
Dancer in Death in Venice with Canadian Opera Company
Moody McPherson in Anne of Green Gables with Charlottetown Festival
Dancer in Death in Venice with Canadian Opera Company

Upcoming Engagements:
Tabaqui / Dance Captain in Jungle Book with Neptune Theatre

Graziella KRISTEN POTTLE

KRISTEN POTTLE
Fredericton, NB
Graziella


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Gertie Pye (Anne understudy) in Anne of Green Gables with The Charlottetown Festival
Ensemble in The Full Monty with The Charlottetown Festival
Dancer in The Producers with Stage West Calgary
Prillie in Anne & Gilbert with Thousand Islands Playhouse

Velma LINDSEY FRAZIER

LINDSEY FRAZIER
Toronto, ON
Velma


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Prissy Andrews in Anne of Green Gables with The Charlottetown Festival
Pam in The Full Monty with The Charlottetown Festival
Beauty and the Beast with Ross Petty Productions
Jesse in The Broadway Club with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

Minnie MEAGAN EKELUND

MEAGAN EKELUND
Vancouver, BC
Minnie


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Ensemble in Nine with Pipedream Productions
Pearl Lady in Thoroughly Modern Millie with Theatre Under The Stars
Hot Box Girl in Guys and Dolls with Gateway Theatre
Graziella in West Side Story with Royal City Musical Theatre

Clarice ALISON ROBERTS

ALISON ROBERTS
Victoria, BC
Clarice


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Cassie in A Chorus Line with CYMC Theatre
Patsy in Crazy for You with Canadian College of Performing Arts
Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd with CYMC Theatre
Sandy in Grease with Victoria Operatic Society

Upcoming Engagements:
Janet Van Der Graff in The Drowsy Chaperone with Langham Court Theatre

Pauline BREANNA WILLIS

BREANNA WILLIS
Sherwood Park, AB
Pauline


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Television appearance on Highland Gardens, Epitome Pictures
Dance Legends with Drayton Entertainment
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Mayfield Theatre
Chicago with Palace Theatre, New Hampshire

Upcoming Engagements:
Canadian Judge, International Dance Organization World Competition, Poland
Chicago with Mayfield Theatre

Pepe NICKO GIANNAKOS

NICKO GIANNAKOS
Montréal, QC
Pepe


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
The Lord of the Rings (World Premiere) with Mirvish Productions
The Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof with Manitoba Theatre Centre
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with the Drayton Festival
Evita, Kiss Me Kate, Cyrano de Bergerac and West Side Story with the Stratford Festival.

Indio JOSEPH SEVILLO

JOSEPH SEVILLO
Winnipeg, MB
Indio / Cover: Chino


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Angel in Rent with Rainbowstage
Mark in Altar Boyz with Winnipeg Studio Theatre
Jojo in Seussical (Canadian Premiere) with Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
Ensemble / Pepper Understudy in Mamma Mia! with Mirvish Productions
Upcoming Engagements:
Mark in Altar Boyz with Prairie Theatre Exchange

Luis RAY HOGG

RAY HOGG
Toronto, ON
Luis


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Flamenco Dancer in Carmen with Canadian Opera Company
Larry in A Chorus Line with The Rose Theatre
Aunt Plinky (understudy)in Beauty and the Beast with Ross Petty Productions
Captain Krankovitch on 4 Square, Treehouse TV

Upcoming Engagements:
Director / Choreographer, Cats with Rainbow Stage
Assistant Choreographer, Guys & Dolls with Drayton Entertainment


More about Ray Hogg

Nibbles MICHAEL CULP

MICHAEL CULP
LaCrosse, WI
Nibbles / Cover: Bernardo


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Luis in West Side Story with Neptune Theatre
Singer with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Singer/Dancer with Busch Gardens, Tampa Florida

Upcoming Engagements:
Ishachar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat with Western Canada Theatre

More about Michael Culp

Moose OMAR FORREST

OMAR FORREST
Regina, SK / Toronto, ON
Moose


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Peter Pan with Neptune Theatre
Cabaret with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival
The Lord of the Rings with Mirvish Productions
The Lion King with Mirvish Productions

Rosalia MEGAN BROWN

MEGAN BROWN
Summerland, BC
Rosalia


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Margaret in The Light in the Piazza with Opera NUOVA
Zita in Gianni Schicchi with UBC Opera Ensemble
Nancy in Martha with Burnaby Lyric Opera
Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Bard on the Beach and UBC Opera Ensemble

Upcoming Engagements:
Pan Pacific Italian Opera Buffet
Chorus, Roméo et Juliette with Vancouver Opera

Consuelo ROBYN WONG

ROBYN WONG
Vancouver, BC
Consuelo / Cover: Anita


LAST VO APPEARANCE: Dancer in Eugene Onegin, 2008

Recent Appearances:
Anita in West Side Story with Royal City Musical Theatre
Ensemble in Aladdin (Canadian Tour) with Ross Petty Productions
GiGi in Miss Saigon with Arts Club Theatre Company and Rainbow Stage
Velma in Chicago with Rainbow Stage
Mamma Mia! with Mirvish Productions
Chicago movie
 

Teresita TAMMY NERA

TAMMY NERA
Ottawa, ON
Teresita


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Faraday in i Think i Can with The National Arts Centre/YPT
Dance Legends with Drayton Entertainment
The King and I, Guys & Dolls, Anything Goes with The Stratford
Shakespeare Festival
Hot Box Girl in Guys & Dolls with The National Arts Centre
Resident Choreographer / Dance Captain / Swing, Dirty Dancing with
Mirvish Productions

More about Tammy Nera

Francisca JESSICA HORN

JESSICA HORN
Toronto, ON
Francisca


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Drayton Entertainment
Apache Dancer in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat with Stage West
Dance Legends with Drayton Entertainment
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels North American Tour

Upcoming Engagements:
Cinderella with The Grand Theatre

Margarita GENNY SERMONIA

GENNY SERMONIA
Toronto, ON
Margarita


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Francisca in West Side Story with The Stratford Festival
Consuelo in West Side Story with Neptune Theatre
Imelda Marcos in The Wedding Singer with Stage West Mississauga
Vibrata in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Sunshine & Co

Upcoming EngagementsÈ
Mary Poppins US National Tour
 

Schrank TIMOTHY E. BRUMMUND

TIMOTHY E. BRUMMUND
Vancouver, BC
Lieutenant Schrank

VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT


Recent Appearances:
Roy Johnson in The Light in the Piazza with Patrick Street Productions
Clown 1 in The 39 Steps with Chemainus Theatre
Daddy Warbucks in Annie with Gateway Theatre
Bill / Sam (understudy) in Mamma Mia! with Mirvish Productions

Upcoming Engagements:
Uncle Henry / Oz Guard in The Wizard of Oz with Carousel Theatre

Krupke SAMUEL ANTHONY MARCACCINI

SAM MARCACCINI
Victoria, BC
Officer Krupke


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Major Domo in Vanessa with Pacific Opera Victoria
The Ferryman in Curlew River with City Opera Vancouver
Soloist in Carmina Burana with Victoria Symphony
Peter in Hänsel und Gretel with Opera NUOVA

Upcoming Engagements:
Soloist, Faure’s Requiem with Vancouver Island Symphony
Soloist, The Messiah with Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra

More about Sam Marcaccini

Glad Hand STEVEN GREENFIELD

STEVEN GREENFIELD
Calgary, AB
Glad Hand


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Orsino in Twelfth Night with Project X
Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show with Project X
Moist in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with Broadway West and
Relephant Theatre
Motel in Fiddler on the Roof with The Chemainus Theatre Festival

Upcoming Engagements:
Musical Director, The Wizard of Oz with Carousel Theatre
Musical Director, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee with
Western Canada Theatre

Male Swing STEPHEN COTA

STEPHEN COTA
Stratford, ON
Male Swing / Dance Captain / Fight Captain


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

RECENT APPEARANCES:
The Producers with Mirvish Productions
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Mirvish Productions
Six Seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Upcoming Engagements:
Cinderella with The Grand Theatre

Female Swing SHAWNA PARRY

SHAWNA PARRY
Vancouver, BC
Female Swing


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Appearances:
Connie in A Chorus Line with VIVA Musica
Adelaide in Guys and Dolls with Metro Theatre
Eve in The Diary of Adam and Eve with Vancouver Fringe Festival
Swing / Assistant Choreographer in Olympic Winter Sports Showcase

Upcoming Engagements:
Performer / Choreographer in The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular, Vancouver Island

Tony Understudy PAUL OUELLETTE

PAUL OUELLETTE
Abbotsford, BC
Tony Understudy


LAST VO APPEARANCE: Brooklyn Boy in Lillian Alling, 2010

Recent Appearances:
Carnegie Hall Concert with Destino
Soloist, Bejing Olympics
National Tour with The Rankin Family and Destino
Soloist in Pops Concert with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming Engagements:
Chorus in Roméo et Juliette with Vancouver Opera
Key City Theatre 20th Anniversary Celebration, Cranbrook BC


More about Paul Ouellette

A Girl / Maria (understudy) DEANNA GUTIERREZ

DEANNA GUTIERREZ
Calgary, AB
Maria Understudy / A Girl

VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT


Recent Appearances:
Martha / Dance Captain in The Life Inside with Belfry Theatre
Laurey Understudy / Chorus in Oklahoma! with Chemainus Theatre Festival
Rosie in The Barber of Barkerville with Vancouver Opera in Schools
Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Vancouver Academy of Music

Upcomign Engagements:
Soloist, Amor a Dos Voces in Monterrey, MX
Soloist, Velvet Curtain in Toronto, ON

More about Deanna Gutierrez

Assistant Conductor KINZA TYRRELL

Kinza Tyrrell
Victoria, BC
Assistant Conductor

LAST VO APPEARANCE:
Principal Répétiteur / Assistant Chorus Director, La Traviata, 2011

Recent Appearances:
Assistant Conductor, Lillian Alling with The Banff Centre
BC Recital Tour with Richard Margison
Principal Répétiteur, Vancouver Opera 2007 – present
Music Staff, Canadian Opera Company 2003 – present

Upcoming Engagements:
L’amour de loin with Canadian Opera Company

Dr. Tyrrell is the Music Director of VOIS, Répétiteur /Assistant Conductor at Opera Nuova, COSI Opera Program, The Banff Centre and Vancouver Summer Opera Studio.

Dr. Tyrrell’s appearance is supported by a gift from Pascal & Isabelle Spothelfer.
Set Designer CAMERON ANDERSON

CAMERON ANDERSON
Set Designer
Los Angeles, CA


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Recent Designs:
Simon Boccanegra with Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
Gianni Schicchi, Seven Deadly Sins and Les Mamelles de Tirésias with Central City Opera
La Cenerentola with Glimmerglass Opera
Maria Padilla with Minnesota Opera

Upcoming Projects:
West Side Story with The Kilden Teater, Kristiansand, Norway
A Midsummer Marriage and I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Opera Boston
More about Cameron Anderson

Costume Designer ALICE BRISTOW

ALICE MARIE KUGLER BRISTOW
Costume Designer
Rome, GA


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

RECENT DESIGNS:
Gianni Schicchi, Seven Deadly Sins and Les Mamelles de Tirésias with Central City Opera
Hecuba with Berry College
Three Decembers with Central City Opera
Moonlight and Magnolias with Berry College

UPCOMING PROJECTS:
L’elisir d’amore with Utah Opera
The Last Night of Ballyhoo with Berry College

Ms. Bristow is Associate Professor of Costume Design at Berry College
Lighting Designer DAVID MARTIN JACQUES

DAVID MARTIN JACQUES
Lighting Designer
Long Beach, CA

VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT


Recent Designs:
The Tsar's Bride with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Tosca with English National Opera
The Magic Flute with Norwegian National Opera
Peter Grimes with Teatro Perez Galdos, Gran Canaria

Upcoming Projects
Russalka with Tokyo National Theatre
Tosca and Gianni Schicchi / A Florentine Tragedy with Canadian Opera Company
Midsummer Night's Dream with Teatro dell’Opera, Rome


More about David Martin Jacques

Sound Designer ANDREW TUGWELL

ANDREW TUGWELL
Sound Designer
Vancouver, BC


LAST VO APPEARANCE: Sound Designer, Nixon in China, 2010

RECENT DESIGNS:
Next to Normal with The Arts Club Theatre
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline with The Arts Club Theatre
The Forbidden Phoenix with Gateway Theatre
The Madwoman of Chaillot with UBC Theatre

UPCOMING PROJECTS:
Blood Brothers with The Arts Club Theatre
All Shook Up with Gateway Theatre

More about Andrew Tugwell

Fight Director PAUL GELINEAU

PAUL GELINEAU
Fight Director
Winnipeg, MB


VANCOUVER OPERA DÉBUT

Credits:
Certified Fight Master, Fight Directors Canada
Honourary Fight Director, Society of American Fight Directors
Founder, Kingston Theatre
Over 300 fight choreography credits

Upcoming Engagements:
National Stage Combat Workshop
Vancouver Combat Certification Workshop

More about Paul Gelineau

 

Stage Manager THERESA TSANG

THERESA TSANG
Brandon, MB
Stage Manager


LAST VO APPEARANCE: Fight Director, Carmen, 2009

RECENT APPEARANCES:
Stage Manager, Lillian Alling with Banff Summer Festival
Stage Manager, Louis Riel with UBC Opera Ensemble
Stage Manager, Gathering Light with Raven Spirit Dance
Stage Manager, The Tempest with Pacific Opera Victoria

Upcoming Engagements:
Stage Management Team, Vancouver Opera Mainstage

Ms. Tsang is pleased to be joined by Assistant Stage Managers Beth
Grieve, Melania Radelicki and Apprentice Stage Manager Marijka
Asbeek Brusse.
 

   
 

 

   

Original Base Scenery Courtesy of Central City Opera. Additional Scenery by Great Northern Way Scenic Shop for Vancouver Opera. Costumes Courtesy of Central City Opera.

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Interviews with Colin Ainsworth, Lucia Cesaroni, Ken Cazan and Tracey Flye


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Interview with West Side Story Dancers

Interview with West Side Story Dancers

VO's Jeff Sodowsky Interviews Cleopatra Williams and Dani Jazzar


Video: /files/WSS-Les-Dala-Promo-FINAL.movWest Side Story -> Behind-Scenes-Les-Dala (MOV)

Interview with Conductor Leslie Dala

Interview with Conductor Leslie Dala

VO's Jeff Sodowsky talks to Conductor Leslie Dala about the music of West Side Story


Video: /files/WSS-Parvin-Promo-FINAL.movWest Side Story -> Behind-Scenes-Wardrobe (MOV)

Interview with Head of Costumes Parvin Mirhady


VO's Jeff Sodowsky Interviews Head of Costumes Parvin Mirhady

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