Vancouver Shows to Put on Your Fall Arts Calendar

ITSAZOO Productions’ & Aphotic Theatre’s The Cafe; Photo: Chelsey Stuyt

Vancouver’s autumn is promising to be an extraordinary one for fans of live theatre, dance, and music. From an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical blockbuster to an immersive play in an intimate cafe, this season’s diverse arts line-up is sure to bring joy and inspiration to all who attend. Here’s a taste of what’s to come this fall:

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Vancouver Shows to Put on Your Fall Arts Calendar

Vancouver Opera: A Digital Season Re-imaged for the Screen

Vancouver Opera announces a reimagined 2020–2021 season embracing digital content with diverse and high-quality series of programming marking their first-ever digital season. Continue reading:
Vancouver Opera: A Digital Season Re-imaged for the Screen

Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster

By Nomi Chi

If you’ve ever asked around about talented tattoo artists in Vancouver, Nomi Chi is almost certain to have come up. The other-worldly storybook creature meets organic yet alien style of their work brings an endearing gentleness to sometimes grotesque forms. A tattoo by Nomi, to say it simply, is distinct. It’s no surprise that the Vancouver Opera, who has chosen boldly non-traditional art for the past several years, contacted Nomi to design posters for their 2019/20 season, which opens on Thursday October 17th.

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Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend JFL Northwest begins, bringing international comedians to Vancouver stages and showcasing some of Vancouver’s best and most hilarious talent. The Vancouver Opera also kicks off their vintage feast for the eyes and ears with La Bohème.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

History’s First Opera Masterpiece Comes to Vancouver’s Chan Centre

Sourced from The Chan Centre website

The grey skies and rain of this season make for the perfect atmospheric weather for a night of dramatically moving and passionate opera in one of Vancouver’s loveliest performing venues.

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Monteverdi’s timeless Orfeo at the end of this month in a production that brings together an impressive roster of local and international talent.

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History’s First Opera Masterpiece Comes to Vancouver’s Chan Centre

Want to sing like Pavarotti? Opera Classes Coming to Vancouver-Area High School

A Vancouver Opera production of Verdi's Aida from 2012

A Vancouver Opera production of Verdi’s Aida from 2012

Earlier this year, it was announced that computer coding would be integrated into the curriculum at schools across British Columbia. But one Vancouver-area district is now offering its students a decidedly more old-school option.

Starting next fall, grade 8-12 students in the Delta School District will be able to enrol in opera classes. They’ll have a unique chance to study alongside professionals from the Vancouver Opera, belting out the classics in Italian, French and German.

The program represents a first-of-its-kind partnership in Canada between an internationally known opera company and a public high school, according to the Vancouver Sun. Students will have the chance to learn not just voice but also acting and script- and score-writing, studying with the same pros who grace the Vancouver Opera stages.  Continue reading:
Want to sing like Pavarotti? Opera Classes Coming to Vancouver-Area High School

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