Join us in our inaugural 2023-24 season for "VOICES: Free Concert Series", a pioneering program by Vancouver Opera, generously supported by TD. This annual series offers a vibrant array of free performances, embracing opera, music, theatre, and related art forms. Our commitment is to create a nurturing, inclusive environment right at the heart of Vancouver - the Michael and Inna O’Brian Centre. VOICES is more than just a concert series; it's a movement towards inclusivity and representation. Our focus is on amplifying the talents of artists and creators from historically underrepresented communities, including those who identify as Queer, differently abled, and BIPOC. We believe in diversifying the faces you see on stage and the minds working behind the scenes. Our goal? To show every Vancouverite that they have a place in the world of opera and the arts. Come, be a part of this cultural tapestry. Witness the unfolding of stories untold and voices unheard, in a space where everyone is welcome and every voice is celebrated.
Lucrezia March 8 @ 7:30pm March 9 @ 2:00pm March 10 @ 2:00pm Martha Lou Henley Rehearsal Hall 1955 McLean Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 3J7 Performed by the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program Part of VOICES: Free Concert Series Supported by TD By turn outrageous, irreverent, snarky, and seductive, Lucrezia is an unusual opera. With an English libretto provided by Mark Campbell and with music by William Bolcom, this one act chamber opera is a re-imagining of Machiavelli’s Renaissance-era comedy La Mandragola (yes, THAT Machiavelli). When a would-be lover (with some help from the town charlatan) hatches an elaborate plot to trick his way into her heart and bed, the titular Lucrezia has plans of her own. She’s ready to turn the tables, with an ace or two (or five) up her sleeve. After all, the end justifies the means. With music heavily inspired by the popular Spanish-infused Zarzuela style, this romp is the perfect warm up for Vancouver Opera’s final mainstage show of the season, Carmen. Get Free Tickets