Calendar

Jun
19
Wed
2019
Soundstreams Canada: Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hanns Eisler’s wonderful, neglected songs of exile in a new opera featuring baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian. Staging and concept by Tim Albery, design by Michael Levine.

Hanns Eisler’s life was the story of exile. The brilliant Austrian, Jewish, Marxist composer fled to Hollywood in 1938, only to be deported a decade later, an early casualty of the McCarthy era. Between film scores, he wrote these passionate songs of nostalgia, horror and longing, adapting lyrics by Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Despite his troubles, this song cycle established Eisler’s reputation as one of the 20th century’s great composers of German lieder.

Presented in partnership with Luminato.

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Jun
20
Thu
2019
Saskatoon Opera–Die Fledermaus @ Remai Arts Centre
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Gordon Gerrard–Conductor

Charlie Peters–Stage Director

CAST

Keith Boldt–Eistenstein

Jessica Strong–Rosalinda

Andrew Haji–Alfred

Danika Lorèn–Adele

Samuel Chan–Falke

Olivia Guselle–Prince Orlofsky

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UBC Opera–Don Giovanni @ Old Auditorium 6344 Memorial Road UBC Campus
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This operatic classic tells the tale of the legendary Don Juan, opera’s most notorious bad boy. The suave, confident, and rather chauvinistic Don Juan (known in Italian as Don Giovanni) roams Europe pursuing women wherever he goes. In this opera his habits catch up to him when old and new flames alike unite to see him punished.

DON GIOVANNI
MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE

NORBERT BAXA, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

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Soundstreams Canada: Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hanns Eisler’s wonderful, neglected songs of exile in a new opera featuring baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian. Staging and concept by Tim Albery, design by Michael Levine.

Hanns Eisler’s life was the story of exile. The brilliant Austrian, Jewish, Marxist composer fled to Hollywood in 1938, only to be deported a decade later, an early casualty of the McCarthy era. Between film scores, he wrote these passionate songs of nostalgia, horror and longing, adapting lyrics by Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Despite his troubles, this song cycle established Eisler’s reputation as one of the 20th century’s great composers of German lieder.

Presented in partnership with Luminato.

For more information

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Opera on the Avalon– Shanawdithit @ St. John's Arts & Culture Centre
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

WORLD PREMIERE CO-COMMISSIONED WITH TAPESTRY OPERA

Music by Dean Burry | Libretto by Yvette Nolan

Featuring: Marion Newman as Shanawdithit

A new opera centered on the story of Shanawdithit (1801-1829), the last recorded surviving member of the Beothuk Nation in Newfoundland, and the extinction and erasure of her people. In 1829, Shanawdithit is taken in by William Cormack, a self-styled exploreer who is fascinated by Shanadwithit’s people. In the last months of her life, she created a series of coded drawings that speak of the loneliness of survival and lost history. Collaboratively interpreted by Indigenous artists from across Canada, these drawings ask us to acknowledge the ways that stories are told, who gets to tell them, and how they are heard.

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UBC Opera–Don Giovanni @ Old Auditorium 6344 Memorial Road UBC Campus
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This operatic classic tells the tale of the legendary Don Juan, opera’s most notorious bad boy. The suave, confident, and rather chauvinistic Don Juan (known in Italian as Don Giovanni) roams Europe pursuing women wherever he goes. In this opera his habits catch up to him when old and new flames alike unite to see him punished.

DON GIOVANNI
MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE

NORBERT BAXA, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

For more information and tickets

Soundstreams Canada: Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hanns Eisler’s wonderful, neglected songs of exile in a new opera featuring baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian. Staging and concept by Tim Albery, design by Michael Levine.

Hanns Eisler’s life was the story of exile. The brilliant Austrian, Jewish, Marxist composer fled to Hollywood in 1938, only to be deported a decade later, an early casualty of the McCarthy era. Between film scores, he wrote these passionate songs of nostalgia, horror and longing, adapting lyrics by Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Despite his troubles, this song cycle established Eisler’s reputation as one of the 20th century’s great composers of German lieder.

Presented in partnership with Luminato.

For more information

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Saskatoon Opera–Die Fledermaus @ Remai Arts Centre
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Gordon Gerrard–Conductor

Charlie Peters–Stage Director

CAST

Keith Boldt–Eistenstein

Jessica Strong–Rosalinda

Andrew Haji–Alfred

Danika Lorèn–Adele

Samuel Chan–Falke

Olivia Guselle–Prince Orlofsky

Click here for more information

UBC Opera–Don Giovanni @ Old Auditorium 6344 Memorial Road UBC Campus
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This operatic classic tells the tale of the legendary Don Juan, opera’s most notorious bad boy. The suave, confident, and rather chauvinistic Don Juan (known in Italian as Don Giovanni) roams Europe pursuing women wherever he goes. In this opera his habits catch up to him when old and new flames alike unite to see him punished.

DON GIOVANNI
MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE

NORBERT BAXA, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

For more information and tickets

Soundstreams Canada: Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hanns Eisler’s wonderful, neglected songs of exile in a new opera featuring baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian. Staging and concept by Tim Albery, design by Michael Levine.

Hanns Eisler’s life was the story of exile. The brilliant Austrian, Jewish, Marxist composer fled to Hollywood in 1938, only to be deported a decade later, an early casualty of the McCarthy era. Between film scores, he wrote these passionate songs of nostalgia, horror and longing, adapting lyrics by Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Despite his troubles, this song cycle established Eisler’s reputation as one of the 20th century’s great composers of German lieder.

Presented in partnership with Luminato.

For more information

Jun
23
Sun
2019
Met Opera Live in HD Cineplex–Dialogues des Carmélites (Encore) @ HD-Cineplex
Jun 23 all-day

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. Sung in French with English subtitles.

CONDUCTOR
Yannick Nézet-Séguin

PRODUCTION
John Dexter

FEATURING
Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila

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UBC Opera–Don Giovanni @ Old Auditorium 6344 Memorial Road UBC Campus
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This operatic classic tells the tale of the legendary Don Juan, opera’s most notorious bad boy. The suave, confident, and rather chauvinistic Don Juan (known in Italian as Don Giovanni) roams Europe pursuing women wherever he goes. In this opera his habits catch up to him when old and new flames alike unite to see him punished.

DON GIOVANNI
MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
LIBRETTO BY LORENZO DA PONTE

NORBERT BAXA, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

For more information and tickets

Soundstreams Canada: Hell’s Fury, The Hollywood Songbook
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hanns Eisler’s wonderful, neglected songs of exile in a new opera featuring baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian. Staging and concept by Tim Albery, design by Michael Levine.

Hanns Eisler’s life was the story of exile. The brilliant Austrian, Jewish, Marxist composer fled to Hollywood in 1938, only to be deported a decade later, an early casualty of the McCarthy era. Between film scores, he wrote these passionate songs of nostalgia, horror and longing, adapting lyrics by Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Despite his troubles, this song cycle established Eisler’s reputation as one of the 20th century’s great composers of German lieder.

Presented in partnership with Luminato.

For more information

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Banff Centre — No One’s Safe @ Leighton Artist Studio
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Marshall family reunion, you’re invited to immerse yourself in a murder mystery of operatic proportions. Once you choose which character to follow, you will begin an interactive experience that takes you into the complex and intimate world of the Marshalls. You will witness the discovery of a murdered family member, and you will follow your character as you wind your way through the Leighton Studios and the lives of this complex group of people. Any one of the players could be the murderer, and with a little detective work, all might be revealed…

Composed by Nicole Lizée
Libretto and Stage Direction by Joel Ivany
Scenic and Costume Design by Adriana Bogaard
Lighting Design by Chantal LaBonté

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Banff Centre — No One’s Safe @ Leighton Artist Studio
Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

At the Marshall family reunion, you’re invited to immerse yourself in a murder mystery of operatic proportions. Once you choose which character to follow, you will begin an interactive experience that takes you into the complex and intimate world of the Marshalls. You will witness the discovery of a murdered family member, and you will follow your character as you wind your way through the Leighton Studios and the lives of this complex group of people. Any one of the players could be the murderer, and with a little detective work, all might be revealed…

Composed by Nicole Lizée
Libretto and Stage Direction by Joel Ivany
Scenic and Costume Design by Adriana Bogaard
Lighting Design by Chantal LaBonté

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Jun
28
Fri
2019
Banff Centre — No One’s Safe @ Leighton Artist Studio
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Marshall family reunion, you’re invited to immerse yourself in a murder mystery of operatic proportions. Once you choose which character to follow, you will begin an interactive experience that takes you into the complex and intimate world of the Marshalls. You will witness the discovery of a murdered family member, and you will follow your character as you wind your way through the Leighton Studios and the lives of this complex group of people. Any one of the players could be the murderer, and with a little detective work, all might be revealed…

Composed by Nicole Lizée
Libretto and Stage Direction by Joel Ivany
Scenic and Costume Design by Adriana Bogaard
Lighting Design by Chantal LaBonté

For tickets and more information