VANCOUVER OPERA

H.M.S. Pinafore by Sir Arthur Sullivan, libretto W.S.Gilbert, libretto adaptation JD Derbyshire

When & Where April 30 - May 8, Saturdays, Tuesday & Thursday at7:30pm & Sunday, May 8 at 2pm| Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Conductor Rosemary Thomson Director Brenna Corner Assistant Director and Choreographer Amanda Testini Libretto adaptation JD Derbyshire Associate Conductor & Chorus Director Leslie Dala Lighting Design Chris Malkowski Stage Manager Theresa Tsang

Buttercup Megan Latham Boatswain Luka Kawabata Bob Becket Jason Cook Captain Corcoran Jorell Williams Dick Deadeye Marcus Nance, Hebe Hillary Tufford, Josephine Caitlin Wood Sir Joseph Porter Peter McGillivray Ralph Rackstraw Ernesto Ramirez and the Vancouver Opera Chorus and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

Vancouver Opera closed the season with HMS Pinafore, or the Lass that Loved a Sailor. One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operas, Pinafore mocks Victorian memes - forbidden love and secret pining, class distinction and proper behaviour – and piles on Gilbertian ridicule of political incompetence and Sullivan’s musical parodies.
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VANCOUVER OPERA

Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert by Pietro Mascagni

When & Where Saturday, February 12, 7:30pm & Sunday, February 13, 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Conductor Jonathan Darlington Assistant Conductor Leslie Dala Lighting Design Andrew Pyle Stage Manager Theresa Tsang

Santuzza Othalie Graham, soprano Turiddu David Pomeroy, tenor Alfio Gregory Dahl, baritone Mamma Lucia Leah Giselle Field, mezzo-soprano, Lola Hillary Tufford, mezzo-soprano

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Reviewer John Jane

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Italian for Rustic Chivalry) is considered the first, of what was to be many to follow, verismo opera, which at its heart, is a story about ordinary people living everyday lives. This concert version of Mascagni’s one-act opera is everything that one might expect it to be - passionate arias and the heart stopping, famous Intermezzo.
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VANCOUVER OPERA
A Co-Production with Ne. Sans Opera and the Dance Centre

Orfeo Ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck

When & Where Saturday, December 4, 7:30pm & Sunday, December 5, 2pm, 2021 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Director & Choreographer Idan Cohen Conductor Leslie Dala Assistant Conductor Jennifer Tung Set Design Amir Ofek Lighting Design Itai Erdal Costume Design Evan Clayton Stage Manager Theresa Tsang

Euridice Krisztina Szabó, soprano Orfeo Mireille Lebel, mezzo-soprano Amore Mireille Asselin, soprano Dancers Aiden Cas,s Alexis Fletcher, Kate Franklin, Ted Littlemore, Rachel Meyer and Hana Rutka

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Reviewer John Jane

Orfeo Ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck, based on the myth of Orpheus. Gluck composed two versions of his Baroque masterpiece: the Vienna original, in Italian and a French language adaptation a decade later to suit Parisian tastes. The more focused of the two is undoubtedly the Vienna original. The version presented by Vancouver Opera is closer to the original. Full review