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Opera Mariposa/Heroic Opera’s bring “Un Ballo in Maschera” to life

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About 20 years ago I saw a production of “Die Fledermaus” in London’s west end. The theatre was small, the orchestra numbered five, and the cast was less than 12. I wondered how they were going to carry off such … Continue reading

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VSO: Barry Douglas plays Rachmaninoff

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Renowned Irish pianist Barry Douglas is a Vancouver favourite.  He brings a combination of power and grace to the piano few can match. Douglas performs Rachmaninoff’s lush, romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, quite possibly the best-loved piano work of all, … Continue reading

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Pacifica Singers: Shakespeare and Co.

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Chor Leoni: One Last Song

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Chor Leoni continues its beloved tradition of Remembrance Day concerts with a program of powerful music paired with thoughtful readings focused on the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge and its mythic place in Canadian history. Musical highlights include Lizzy Hoyt’s … Continue reading

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Opera Mariposa/Heroic Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera

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Welcome to opera’s most famous masked ball. The award-winning artists of Opera Mariposa and the Heroic Opera Company will present Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera for three performances.  The production features  performers from across five continents, directed by Vancouver Opera’s Adam … Continue reading

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VSO: Edward Elgar’s “Dream of Gerontius”

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VSO Music Director Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the orchestra, a massed choir and three outstanding soloists in a season highlight concert: Edward Elgar’s choral masterpiece “Dream of Gerontius.” This is a work which stands with the greatest choral masterworks ever … Continue reading

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VSO World New Music Days 2017 Concerts

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be both a presenter and a performer as the International Society for Contemporary Music World New Music Days 2017 kicks off in Vancouver. From November 2nd through November 8th, delegates from all over the world … Continue reading

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Urban Ink: Freedom Singer

Created and produced by Project: Humanity, Freedom Singer is a new documentary theatre piece co-created by Khari Wendell McClelland and Project: Humanity’s Andrew Kushnir with CBC journalist Jodie Martinson. It was inspired by the journey of singer-songwriter McClelland in retracing his great-grandmother’s steps to … Continue reading

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