Calendar

Jan
22
Wed
2020
COC– The Barber of Seville @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fast-talking Figaro is everyone’s go-to guy. He cuts hair, he trims beards, and – given the chance – he’ll help land the girl. So when Count Almaviva shares his heartache over the lovely Rosina, Figaro has a plan to help. But first, the pair will have to outsmart Rosina’s lecherous guardian Bartolo, who has been angling to marry the wealthy orphan himself, and they’re sparing no long-shot schemes along the way. Delightful chaos and infectiously catchy music have made this an audience favourite for centuries and this production from Spanish theatre troupe Els Comediants does not disappoint.

Conductor Speranza Scappucci
Original Director Joan Font
Figaro Vito Priante
Rosina Emily D’Angelo
Almaviva Santiago Ballerini
Bartolo Renato Girolami
Basilio Brandon Cedel
Berta Simona Genga
Fiorello Joel Allison
Officer Vartan Gabrielian

For more information and tickets

 

Jan
23
Thu
2020
City Opera Vancouver—Berlin @ Performance Works
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

Twilight in the Twenties

Members of a cabaret troupe gather one last time to perform for their friends, some of whom have already gone missing. It is 1934 in Berlin. The Weimar Republic has collapsed, and the world is turning upside down.

This is the premise of City Opera’s next MainStage. It is unlike anything we have done before, and it speaks directly to our own times. Using music authentic to the period, it will be presented in a cabaret setting at Performance Works on Granville Island. BERLIN runs 23, 24, and 25 January 2020, all at 8pm and a newly added 2pm matinee.

Our objective is to present music from the Weimar era, cross-connected in a new narrative. Weimar was a period of tremendous experiment and daring, risk and transgression, gender liberation, discovery and allure – especially in Berlin. We bring it to life again.

All tickets $44.50. Cabaret seating.

For more information and tickets.

Jan
24
Fri
2020
City Opera Vancouver—Berlin @ Performance Works
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm

Twilight in the Twenties

Members of a cabaret troupe gather one last time to perform for their friends, some of whom have already gone missing. It is 1934 in Berlin. The Weimar Republic has collapsed, and the world is turning upside down.

This is the premise of City Opera’s next MainStage. It is unlike anything we have done before, and it speaks directly to our own times. Using music authentic to the period, it will be presented in a cabaret setting at Performance Works on Granville Island. BERLIN runs 23, 24, and 25 January 2020, all at 8pm and a newly added 2pm matinee.

Our objective is to present music from the Weimar era, cross-connected in a new narrative. Weimar was a period of tremendous experiment and daring, risk and transgression, gender liberation, discovery and allure – especially in Berlin. We bring it to life again.

All tickets $44.50. Cabaret seating.

For more information and tickets.

Jan
25
Sat
2020
COC– The Barber of Seville @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fast-talking Figaro is everyone’s go-to guy. He cuts hair, he trims beards, and – given the chance – he’ll help land the girl. So when Count Almaviva shares his heartache over the lovely Rosina, Figaro has a plan to help. But first, the pair will have to outsmart Rosina’s lecherous guardian Bartolo, who has been angling to marry the wealthy orphan himself, and they’re sparing no long-shot schemes along the way. Delightful chaos and infectiously catchy music have made this an audience favourite for centuries and this production from Spanish theatre troupe Els Comediants does not disappoint.

Conductor Speranza Scappucci
Original Director Joan Font
Figaro Vito Priante
Rosina Emily D’Angelo
Almaviva Santiago Ballerini
Bartolo Renato Girolami
Basilio Brandon Cedel
Berta Simona Genga
Fiorello Joel Allison
Officer Vartan Gabrielian

For more information and tickets

 

Opéra de Montréal—Written on Skin @ SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

Witness A powerful act of defiance

George Benjamin’s Written on Skin is a capti­vating, must-see work, created jointly by five of the world’s most prestigious opera companies and hailed by the New York Times as “a triumph”. Our new production, the Canadian premiere of the work, combines classical, medieval, and modern elements, under the baton of renowned conductor Nicole Paiement.

Sets: Olivier Landreville

Costumes: Philippe Dubuc

Lighting: Éric Champoux

Cast

MAGALI SIMARD-GALDÈS

DANIEL OKULITCH

LUIGI SCHIFANO

FLORENCE BOURGET

JEAN-MICHEL RICHER

Chef d’orchestre NICOLE PAIEMENT

For more information and tickets.

City Opera Vancouver—Berlin @ Performance Works
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

Twilight in the Twenties

Members of a cabaret troupe gather one last time to perform for their friends, some of whom have already gone missing. It is 1934 in Berlin. The Weimar Republic has collapsed, and the world is turning upside down.

This is the premise of City Opera’s next MainStage. It is unlike anything we have done before, and it speaks directly to our own times. Using music authentic to the period, it will be presented in a cabaret setting at Performance Works on Granville Island. BERLIN runs 23, 24, and 25 January 2020, all at 8pm and a newly added 2pm matinee.

Our objective is to present music from the Weimar era, cross-connected in a new narrative. Weimar was a period of tremendous experiment and daring, risk and transgression, gender liberation, discovery and allure – especially in Berlin. We bring it to life again.

All tickets $44.50. Cabaret seating.

For more information and tickets.

Mississauga Symphony Orchestra– La Traviata @ Hammerson Hall
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

After successful productions of Carmen and La Bohème, the MSO will return to fully-staged opera with a production of Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. This tale of love and tragedy has touched audiences across the world.

Cristina Pisani as Violetta Valèry

Keith Klassen as Alfredo Germont

Christopher Dunham as Giorgio Germont

Deanna Pauletto as Flora Bervoix

Music Director: Denis Mastromonaco

More information and tickets 

Jan
26
Sun
2020
City Opera Vancouver–Berlin @ Performance Works
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Members of a cabaret troupe gather one last time to perform for their friends, some of whom have already gone missing. It is 1934 in Berlin. The Weimar Republic has collapsed, and the world is turning upside down.

This is the premise of City Opera’s next MainStage. It is unlike anything we have done before, and it speaks directly to our own times. Using music authentic to the period, it will be presented in a cabaret setting at Performance Works on Granville Island. BERLIN runs 23, 24, and 25 January 2020, at 8pm and a newly added 2pm matinee on the 26th of January.

Our objective is to present music from the Weimar era, cross-connected in a new narrative. Weimar was a period of tremendous experiment and daring, risk and transgression, gender liberation, discovery and allure – especially in Berlin. We bring it to life again.

All tickets $44.50. Cabaret seating.

For more information and tickets.

Jan
28
Tue
2020
Opéra de Montréal—Written on Skin @ SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

Witness A powerful act of defiance

George Benjamin’s Written on Skin is a capti­vating, must-see work, created jointly by five of the world’s most prestigious opera companies and hailed by the New York Times as “a triumph”. Our new production, the Canadian premiere of the work, combines classical, medieval, and modern elements, under the baton of renowned conductor Nicole Paiement.

Sets: Olivier Landreville

Costumes: Philippe Dubuc

Lighting: Éric Champoux

Cast

MAGALI SIMARD-GALDÈS

DANIEL OKULITCH

LUIGI SCHIFANO

FLORENCE BOURGET

JEAN-MICHEL RICHER

Chef d’orchestre NICOLE PAIEMENT

For more information and tickets.

Mississauga Symphony Orchestra– La Traviata @ Hammerson Hall
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

After successful productions of Carmen and La Bohème, the MSO will return to fully-staged opera with a production of Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. This tale of love and tragedy has touched audiences across the world.

Cristina Pisani as Violetta Valèry

Keith Klassen as Alfredo Germont

Christopher Dunham as Giorgio Germont

Deanna Pauletto as Flora Bervoix

Music Director: Denis Mastromonaco

More information and tickets 

Jan
30
Thu
2020
COC– The Barber of Seville @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fast-talking Figaro is everyone’s go-to guy. He cuts hair, he trims beards, and – given the chance – he’ll help land the girl. So when Count Almaviva shares his heartache over the lovely Rosina, Figaro has a plan to help. But first, the pair will have to outsmart Rosina’s lecherous guardian Bartolo, who has been angling to marry the wealthy orphan himself, and they’re sparing no long-shot schemes along the way. Delightful chaos and infectiously catchy music have made this an audience favourite for centuries and this production from Spanish theatre troupe Els Comediants does not disappoint.

Conductor Speranza Scappucci
Original Director Joan Font
Figaro Vito Priante
Rosina Emily D’Angelo
Almaviva Santiago Ballerini
Bartolo Renato Girolami
Basilio Brandon Cedel
Berta Simona Genga
Fiorello Joel Allison
Officer Vartan Gabrielian

For more information and tickets

 

Opéra de Montréal—Written on Skin @ SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

Witness A powerful act of defiance

George Benjamin’s Written on Skin is a capti­vating, must-see work, created jointly by five of the world’s most prestigious opera companies and hailed by the New York Times as “a triumph”. Our new production, the Canadian premiere of the work, combines classical, medieval, and modern elements, under the baton of renowned conductor Nicole Paiement.

Sets: Olivier Landreville

Costumes: Philippe Dubuc

Lighting: Éric Champoux

Cast

MAGALI SIMARD-GALDÈS

DANIEL OKULITCH

LUIGI SCHIFANO

FLORENCE BOURGET

JEAN-MICHEL RICHER

Chef d’orchestre NICOLE PAIEMENT

For more information and tickets.

UBC Opera—The Passenger @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Weight of evil

Pasażerka (The Passenger)
Music by Mieczysław Weinberg
Libretto by Alexander Medvedev

DAVID AGLER, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF THE VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

Composed in the 1960s but not premiered until a little over a decade ago, The Passenger tells the moving tale of a German and ex-Nazi woman, Lisa, who finds herself tortured by her past while on a ship to Brazil with her husband. Tormented by visions of a passenger who bears a striking resemblance to an inmate under her command at Auschwitz (and whom she believes to be deceased), Lisa’s journey reveals to us the horrors suffered in concentration camps and their long-reaching consequences.

For more information and tickets.

Jan
31
Fri
2020
Opera McGill—Street Scene @ Monument-National : Salle Ludger-Duvernay
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Cross-Atlantic Arias

Premiered in 1946 and based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer-winning play by the same name, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene innovatively merged the genres of American musical theater and European opera, instantly becoming a beloved and unique American classic. In part a story of romance and a story of an affair escalating into tragedy, this highly demanding opera, both musically and dramatically, is brought to life by the singers of Opera McGill and the musicians of the MGSO under the direction of stage director Patrick Hansen and conductor Brian DeMaris. Join us in the beautiful Ludger-Duvernay Hall of Monument National for three exciting days of music, drama, and spectacle!

Brian DeMaris, conductor
Patrick Hansen, stage director
with McGill Symphony Orchestra

For more information and tickets

UBC Opera—The Passenger @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

The Weight of evil

Pasażerka (The Passenger)
Music by Mieczysław Weinberg
Libretto by Alexander Medvedev

DAVID AGLER, CONDUCTOR
NANCY HERMISTON, DIRECTOR
MEMBERS OF THE VANCOUVER OPERA ORCHESTRA

Composed in the 1960s but not premiered until a little over a decade ago, The Passenger tells the moving tale of a German and ex-Nazi woman, Lisa, who finds herself tortured by her past while on a ship to Brazil with her husband. Tormented by visions of a passenger who bears a striking resemblance to an inmate under her command at Auschwitz (and whom she believes to be deceased), Lisa’s journey reveals to us the horrors suffered in concentration camps and their long-reaching consequences.

For more information and tickets.

Feb
1
Sat
2020
Met Opera HD — Porgy and Bess (New Production) @ HD-Cineplex
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conductor: David Robertson
Production: James Robinson
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Projection Designer: Luke Halls

Cast: David Robertson; Angel Blue (Bess), Golda Schultz (Clara), Latonia Moore (Serena),
Denyce Graves (Maria), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin’ Life), Eric Owens (Porgy), Alfred
Walker (Crown), Donovan Singletary (Jake)

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returns to the Met for the first time since 1990, in a new
production directed by James Robinson in his company debut. America’s “folk opera,” as the
1935 creators described it, tells the story of disabled beggar Porgy, sung by Eric Owens, and
his love for the drug-addicted Bess, portrayed by Angel Blue. David Robertson conducts a
stellar cast that also includes Donovan Singletary as fisherman Jake, Golda Schultz as his
wife Clara, Latonia Moore as the bereaved widow Serena, Frederick Ballentine as drug
dealer Sportin’ Life, Alfred Walker as the brutal stevedore Crown, and Denyce Graves as
Maria, town matriarch and operator of the local cook-shop. Infused with the timeless melodies
of the much-loved classics “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Bess, You Is My
Woman Now,” “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin,” and “My Man’s Gone Now,” the new co-production
with English National Opera and Dutch National Opera was hailed as a triumph at its
premiere in London earlier this year.