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INNOVATIVE AND INTERNATIONALLY LAUDED OPERAS

“VANCOUVER OPERA’S FIRST OPERA FESTIVAL HAS ACHIEVED A PINNACLE OF EXCELLENCE.” 
–Monkia Forberger, Entertainment Vancouver

Turandot (2017), Atlanta Opera. Photo by Raftermen.

Vancouver Opera continues its tradition of unparalleled artistry by challenging and engaging modern audiences to redefine their expectations of opera.

This past spring, the 2017 inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival delighted over 20,000 attendees with operas, workshops, discussions, musical spectacles, and a multimedia art installation. On the heels of the first Festival’s success, VO looks forward to a second upcoming Festival of diverse productions in addition to providing innovative and engaging programming year-round. “My goal is to make sure Vancouver Opera produces opera throughout the year, while at the same time making programming innovations necessary to thrive as a modern opera company,” says General Director Kim Gaynor.

VO’s 2017–18 season begins in October with Puccini’s final and greatest opera, Turandot, and Donizetti’s effervescent romance, L’Elisir d’Amore, in January. The 2018 VO Festival, April 28–May 12, includes Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Eugene Onegin and the highly anticipated Vancouver premiere of Rolfe and Panych’s The Overcoat—a musical tailoring, co-produced with Toronto’s Canadian Stage and Tapestry Opera. This full lineup rounds out the year to create an exciting array of productions that will continue the opera’s legacy of bringing the world’s stories to the Vancouver stage.