Vancouver Opera – Free Opera Performances

Free Opera Performances

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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)

Synopsis

Synopsis

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of  opera and contemporary dance. This production is a Vancouver Opera premiere and marks the first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre.

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of  opera and contemporary dance. This production is a Vancouver Opera premiere and marks the first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre.

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)

Simran Claire

Sergio Augusto

Tina Chang

Simran Claire

Sergio Augusto

Tina Chang

Cast

Cast

Program

Program

Program

Saturday, September 18

1:00 p.m. Mezzo-soprano Simran Claire and tenor Sergio Augusto with pianist Tina Chang share memorable opera favourites from Rossini and musical highlights from Tosti and Mozart.

2:00 p.m. “A Fleet of Flutes” is a solo flute concert with Anne-Elise Keefer.

3:00 p.m. A series of Chopin solo pieces by pianist Evgenia Rabinovich.

Sunday, September 19

1:00 p.m. Soprano Heather Pawsey is accompanied by flutist Brenda Fedoruk and pianist Perri Lo as they perform works from Chaminade, Previn and Tesori.

2:00 p.m. A selection of German duets by singers Rebecca Collett and Leah Field with pianist Richard Epp.

3:00 p.m. UBC Opera singers Leila Kirves, Connor Hoppenbrouwers, Gabriel Chona, Neil Craighead, Ian McCloy, Allison Anderson, and pianist Richard Epp, under the direction of Nancy Hermiston, will perform selected operatic favorites.

 

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) 

Video/Interview #1

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Video/Interview #1

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Video/Interview #2

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

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