For the next twelve days we’re running a holiday promotion where you could win some amazing stocking stuffers. Each day throughout the promotion has a different gift courtesy of some great local businesses and artists. To enter to win that gift, simply purchase opera tickets or a Vancouver Opera gift certificate on that day.
With Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Roger Waters’ Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera taking place in 2020, there’s a performance at Vancouver Opera for everyone on your list. If you can’t decide, we also sell gift certificates in any denomination.
Gift #1: Monday, December 9
Tickets to Vancouver Bach Choir’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah
On December 14, the Vancouver Bach Choir presents the pinnacle of choral music. They’ll be joined by members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, maestro Leslie Dala, and a stellar cast of Canadian soloists for a holiday tradition beloved by new audiences and seasoned concert goers alike.
Gift #2: Tuesday, December 11
Wine from Mission Hill Family Estate
Mission Hill Family Estate is guided by a single philosophy – it all begins in the vineyard. They are relentless in the pursuit of quality, at every turn and this results in wine that over-delivers in flavour and balance.
Gift #3: Wednesday, December 11
Haircut at Belmont Barbershop
Mount Pleasant’s favourite barbershop carries on a 10-year tradition of quality, authenticity, and community. Specializing in haircuts, beard trims, and classic straight-blade shaves.
Gift #4: Thursday, December 12
Gift certificate for Provence Marinaside
Yaletown’s award-winning French Mediterranean restaurant and bar. Enjoy a meal that’s full of colour, sunshine, simple and robust taste in a beautiful space that evokes the elegance and charm of restaurants you come across in Europe
Gift #5: Friday, December 13
La Traviata poster signed by Nomi Chi
Nomi Chi, the tattoo artist and illustrator responsible for our stunning season artwork, has signed a poster from Verdi’s La Traviata. This lovely and limited edition work is framed and ready to hang in your home or office.
Gift #6: Saturday, December 14
Tickets to Got Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker
Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns December 20-22 for another magical season. Travel through the Land of Snow and be mesmerized by the Sugar Plum Fairy as you arrive in her Kingdom of Sweets. Featuring guest stars from The National Ballet of Canada, Bavarian State Ballet and National Ballet of China and with live musical accompaniment by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.
Gift #7: Sunday, December 15
Carpe Fin: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
A stunning work from the acclaimed artist behind Flight of the Hummingbird. Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’ newest book blends Asian manhwa/manga with the Haida artistic and oral tradition.
Gift #8: Monday, December 16
Gift certificate for Main Street Brewing Company
Tucked into a historic old brewery building, award winning Main Street Brewing Company reignites a time when breweries were plentiful in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Pop in for a beer—stay for two.
Gift #9: Tuesday, December 17
Tickets to Salute to Vienna
Waltz into 2020 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. This dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, brimming with energy, merriment, and romance.
Gift #10: Wednesday, December 18
Assortment of new releases from Greystone Books
Enjoy three acclaimed new releases courtesy of Greystone Books. Includes The Hidden Life of Trees, Voice of Rebellion, and Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season.
Gift #11: Thursday, December 19
Gift Certificate for Nuba
Setting the standard for healthy, fresh Lebanese food since 2003. Nuba seeks out the freshest ingredients—organic and local when available—and handpicks them daily. A large portion of the menu is vegan. All meats are halal. Four unique locations in the Gastown, Kitsilano, Yaletown, and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods to serve you.
Gift #12: Friday, December 20
Tickets to Bard on the Beach
Tickets to either A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Henry V at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 31st season. Bard runs every year from June to September and brings the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays to life. The Festival’s spectacularly beautiful site is located on the waterfront in Vanier Park, adjacent to Vancouver’s downtown core.