Russian White Nights Festival Opening Day – Vancouver Opera

Russian White Nights Festival Opening Day

Russian White Nights Festival Opening Day

To kick off the Russian White Nights Vancouver Opera Festival in style, everyone is invited to an outdoor celebration featuring Russian cultural performers, food trucks, market vendors, a spectacular circus presentation, a movie screening, and a patio bar.

PLEASE NOTE: All outdoor events and activities that were scheduled today have been moved indoors—with the exception of our screening of The Man with the Movie Camera, which has been cancelled. Come on down! It all gets going at 2pm

 

Scarlet Sails Performance

April 28 at 6:15pm & 7:30pm
April 29 at 12:45pm
May 3 & 5 at 6:15pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Free

The Russian White Nights Festival celebrates the time of year around the summer solstice in areas of high latitude when darkness is never complete. The festival highlight is the arrival of a Scarlet Sails schooner. Vancouver Opera has partnered with CircusWest, to stage the Scarlet Sails love story. A specially created 40-foot long red schooner will serve as the stage for gravity-defying acrobatic feats, with music and custom designed projections on the 22-foot tall sails in a performance for all ages.

 

Russian Cultural Performances

April 28 from 2:00pm onwards
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Free

Children’s performance at 2:00pm. Concerts for families from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.

In partnership with Russian Theatre Palme

 

Opera Speaks: Russian Arts and Culture

April 28 at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, & 5:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby
Free

Every opera begins with a story that explores the human experience. Opera Speaks brings together professional experts, artists and researchers to discuss the Russian music and arts featured during the festival.

 

Man with a Movie Camera

April 28 at 8:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
Free

A unique vintage Russian silent lm Man with a Movie Camera, caps off the day on the QET Plaza – complete with movie snacks and drinks in our Happy Hour Patio Bar.

Presented in partnership with VIFF