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Free Opera Performances

Overview

In our return to live performances, we're excited to present a special weekend of free outdoor performances. Six performances will liven šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) on September 18 and 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These performances will feature members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, UBC Opera and Astrolabe Musik Theatre. Presented rain or shine. Limited seating is available on the plaza.

Overview

In our return to live performances, we're excited to present a special weekend of free outdoor performances. Six performances will liven šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) on September 18 and 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These performances will feature members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, UBC Opera and Astrolabe Musik Theatre. Presented rain or shine. Limited seating is available on the plaza.

Dates:

Sat Sept 18 and Sun Sept 1
1:00PM to 4:00pm

Location:

šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (Formerly QET Plaza)

Dates:

Sat Sept 18 and Sun Sept 1
1:00PM to 4:00pm

Location:

šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (Formerly QET Plaza)

Artists

Artists

Saturday Performance
Simran Claire (mezzo-soprano)
Sergio Augusto (tenor)
Tina Chang (piano)
Anne-Elise Keefer (flute)
Evgenia Rabinovich (piano)

Sunday Performance
Brenda Fedoruk (flute)
Heather Pawsey (soprano)
Perri Lo (piano)
Rebecca Collet (piano)
Leah Fields (piano)
Richard Epp (piano)

Saturday Performance
Simran Claire (mezzo-soprano)
Sergio Augusto (tenor)
Tina Chang (piano)
Anne-Elise Keefer (flute)
Evgenia Rabinovich (piano)

Sunday Performance
Brenda Fedoruk (flute)
Heather Pawsey (soprano)
Perri Lo (piano)
Rebecca Collet (piano)
Leah Fields (piano)
Richard Epp (piano)

Program

Program

Saturday September 18

Rossini: La Cenerentola set: 

Prince Ramiro’s Aria: “Principe più non sei…Si, ritrovarla io giuro” 

Cenerentola & Ramiro duet: “Un soave non so che” 

Cenerentola’s aria: “Nacqui all’affanno…Non più mesta” 

Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore, “Una furtiva lagrima” 

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, “Voi che sapete” 

Berlioz: Les Troyens, “Nuit d’ivresse” 

Tosti: “La serenata” 

Bernstein: Wonderful Town, “A Little Bit In Love” 

Loesser: Guys & Dolls, “I’ll Know” 

Léhar: Das Land des Lächelns, “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz” 

Rossini: “La Danza” 

Sunday September 19

1. Portrait: Valse Chantée Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)

2. La Flute Invisible Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) 

3. To Dream Again Nancy Telfer (b. 1950)

i. Winter Galaxy
ii. Late November
iii. The Arrow and the Song 

4. La Vie en Rose Édith Piaf (1915-1963) 

i. Marguerite Monnot (1903-1961) 

5. Two Remembrances André Previn (1929-2019)

i. Love Song
ii. Lyriciii.

6. Sous le Dôme Épais Léo Delibes (1836-1891) 7. Metamusic John Corigliano (b. 1938)

i. Dodecaphonia
ii. Marvellous Invention

8. The Girl in 14G Jeannine Tesori (b. 1961) 9. Dick Scanlan (b. 1960)