Vancouver Opera – Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program: Scene Study Performance

RSVP for the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program
Scene Study Performance

Saturday, March 16, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Martha Lou Henley Rehearsal Hall
The O’Brian Centre for Vancouver Opera
1955 McLean Drive, Vancouver

Doors open at 1:45 p.m.
Two performances with a 15 minute intermission followed by a
Q&A with the artists and light refreshments

This is a free event for Vancouver Opera supporters, but donations are encouraged


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Dark and Light. Heaven and Hell. Solitude, Love, and Rebirth through suffering.

A pair of chamber operas that ask you to consider what it is to be human.

Les Larmes du Couteau Synopsis

Les Larmes du Couteau is a dark, dadaist comedy designed to burn down the world...

Eleanor wants to marry a hanged man; her mother would prefer she marry the dark, handsome stranger who brings her flowers. In seven scenes of grotesque, comedic intensity, we delve into the unconscious mind of a girl searching for herself and find poetry and chaos instead of logic and a dream that turns into a nightmare.

“After moving to Paris, Martinů became part of the avant-garde there. He experimented with jazz, a Bartók-like rhapsodic style, and neoclassic fun-and-games...” - Steven Schwartz, All Music Guide

The Little Match Girl Passion Synopsis

The Little Match Girl Passion is a meditation on remorse designed to lift us back into the world.

A girl wanders the streets, far from her cold, unwelcoming home, trying to sell enough matches to save herself from a beating. Originally written as a concert piece, this meditation on the death of a child asks us to consider the unjust neglect of an innocent girl who escapes her nightmare into dreams.

“A luminous, ever-moving tapestry, its vocal lines evoke a fragile world full of soaring hope and ominous shadows...The chorus functions as both witness and commentator, interjecting their thoughts as the story unfolds.” - Wynne Delacoma, The Classical Review

About the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program

Launched in 2012, the Young Artists Program was made possible through a generous gift from the Faris family to recognize Yulanda Faris’ exceptional generosity and dedication to Vancouver Opera. Since its inception Vancouver Opera has provided 37 young opera professionals - including singers, pianists and stage directors - with significant training and performance opportunities and, in many cases, their first professional opera engagement.

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