Evita, Madama Butterfly and More Coming to Vancouver Opera

Madonna as Evita. Photo sourced from Robsmovievault.

No, Madonna isn’t coming to Vancouver. But Evita is. Photo sourced from Robsmovievault.

Two of operas most popular masterpieces, not to mention a globally successful musical and a Canadian premiere are coming to the Vancouver Opera this season.

The largest company of its kind in Western Canada, the opera has a proud history stretching back more than half a century. Over the decades, singing greats from Joan Sutherland to Placido Domingo have graced the stages of downtown’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre and other venues.

The 2015-2016 season will also be one of the opera’s last. Starting in 2017, the Vancouver Opera is transitioning to a festival model: presenting just three core productions during a three-week window in April. For opera fans (or newbies who have always wanted to go), that’s even more reason to get out and see a performance this year.  Continue reading:
Evita, Madama Butterfly and More Coming to Vancouver Opera

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

It’s the last weekend before Christmas!  Looking for ideas?  Check out our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Get warmed up this Friday to Sunday + Tuesday with a variety of different things happening around city.   Check out our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend and on Tuesday November 11!

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The Opera with Lap Dances: Carmen Comes to Vancouver

Photo credit: Tim Matheson for Vancouver Opera

Photo credit: Tim Matheson for Vancouver Opera

By now you’ve seen the signs on the sides of buses and the ads in the papers: Carmen – The World’s Sexiest Opera.  The sultry cornerstone of the opera canon – about a torrid affair between a Gypsy siren and a young soldier – is on in Vancouver through Oct. 5 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  But does it live up to all the sexy hype?

Well, yes.  There’s more flesh, writhing and lap dancing in Carmen than in any Vancouver Opera production I can remember.  But that’s just half the story.  For opera newbies, Carmen is entertaining, accessible and – despite clocking in at three hours – surprisingly fast-paced.

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The Opera with Lap Dances: Carmen Comes to Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Dozens of Culture Days events, Word Vancouver, and Slow Fish Mystery Dinner are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend – Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend