Love, Wagner-sized: Vancouver Opera offers free Valentine’s Day double-bill

by | Feb 2, 2021 | Featured, News

On February 13 7:30pm PST, Vancouver Opera presents a free Valentine’s Day presentation of two of Wagner’s most romantic works, his Wesendonck Lieder and Siegfried Idyll. The performance, recorded at Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral, features mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó alongside maestro Leslie Dala and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. (Personal note from the author: the Wesendonck Lieder, which have a very romantic origin story, are impossibly gorgeous and you will be a blubbering mess after hearing them – in a good way.)

The Valentine’s Day show is free to stream live; sign up via Vancouver Opera’s website for your viewing link.

As an added bonus, there are prizes! Sign up for the performance by 11:59pm on February 7, and you’ll be entered into the draw to win a $100 gift certificate for Granville Island Delivery Co., and a basket of wine from Mission Hill Family Estate.

So, if you’re looking for something indulgent this Valentine’s Day, Vancouver Opera’s dose of Wagner is it.

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of Schmopera. She also writes for The Globe and Mail and Opera Canada. She’s a pianist and vocal coach, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera.

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