“Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa.”
(Leave the thorn, gather the rose.)
Pleasure, from Il Trionfo del Tempo
After last summer’s groundbreaking performance of Israel in Egypt and the critical acclaim lavished on 2012′s Orlando, Early Music Vancouver has selected another extraordinary work from Handel’s oeuvre for their 2014 Festival centrepiece. Featuring an all-star cast. Amanda Forsythe, soprano Bellezza; Krisztina Szabó, soprano Piacere; Reginald L. Mobley, alto Disinganno; Colin Balzer, tenor Tempo; Alexander Weimann, music director. With the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
Touring to the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival before coming to Vancouver – a first for EMV – this production will reach greater heights of artistic expression than ever before. Beauty and Pleasure abound in Handel’s first oratorio, the source of his ongoing genius.
7:30 p.m. August 7
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC 6265 Crescent Road
Variety is the spice of life and no theatre festival has more variety than the Vancouver Fringe Festival. “See It All” this September 4 to 14! There are 91 shows spanning the performing arts gamut; free performances on the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Stage at the St. Ambroise Fringe Bar; the new Dramatic Works Series; and a 30th Birthday Bash with TJ Dawe and the Cave Singers to kick it all off September 2 at Performance Works on Granville Island.
The Fringe comprises un-juried, un-censored productions that are literally drawn from a hat or chosen on a first come, first served basis! This means the theatre you see at the Fringe is filled with emerging artists and seasoned veterans in traditional and experimental work alike.
Most shows on Granville Island
September 4 to 14. www.vancouverfringe.com
Movin’ On Up will feature the staged readings of two brand new one act plays by two local, emerging (and very talented) playwrights, Scott Button and CR Packer. Scott Button’s play, Better is a claustrophobic thriller and a dissection of class in our contemporary world. Better features Vancouver theatre veterans, Dawn Petten and Katherine Venour. CR Packer’s play, Avril,Finally revolves around a funeral and three men brought together in unlikely circumstances. Avril, Finally features the talents ofSebastian Kroon, Byron Noble and Robert Salvador. The two plays will be directed by local directing star, Chelsea Haberlin. Movin’ On Up-Staged Readings takes place at the CBC Studio 700 on August 23rd, 2014.