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Otello

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

An intense Otello a must-see highlight of first Vancouver Opera Festival
4 May 17 / Vancouver Sun
Otello gets the Vancouver Opera Festival off to a spectacular start
1 May 17 / Vancouver Sun
Otello's strong performances and striking set make for serious start to Vancouver Opera Festival
30 Apr 17 / straight.com
Le nozze di Figaro

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The Marriage of Figaro finds its joy, while its fashion foray has mixed results
2 May 17 / The Georgia Straight
Dead Man Walking

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Powerful, deeply moving Dead Man Walking poses hard questions
1 May 17 / straight.com
Dead Man Walking succeeds on all fronts
1 May 17 / Vancouver Sun
Macbeth

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Thoroughly modern Macbeth: Third World Bunfight's Macbeth in Vancouver
19 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Macbeth paints a boldly political and brutal image of central Africa
19 Jan 17 / straight.com
"Macbeth" meets "Heart of Darkness"
19 Jan 17 / Vancouver Observer
Hansel und Gretel

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Into the Woods: Vancouver Opera's new Hansel and Gretel
2 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Puppets, reimagined score lift fairy tale classic to realm of extraordinary
26 Nov 16 / Vancouver Sun
Hansel and Gretel opera conjures an enchanting forest of visual and aural delights
26 Nov 16 / straight.com
Evita

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Vancouver Opera's multimedia Evita shows the many faces of its complex title character
3 May 16 / straight.com
Vancouver Opera's Evita entertaining, perhaps not educational
2 May 16 / Vancouver Sun
Madama Butterfly

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Mihoko Kinoshita's effortless singing made her performance exceptional
15 Mar 16 / Capilano Courier
Mihoko Kinoshita soars in Puccini's Madama Butterfly
8 Mar 16 / VancityBuzz
Vancouver Opera’s Madama Butterfly has it all
7 Mar 16 / Vancouver Sun
Dark Sisters

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Dark Sisters sheds light on Muhly’s high opera profile
12 Dec 15 / Classical Voice North America
Polygamy at the opera: Muhly's Dark Sisters comes to Vancouver
2 Dec 15 / Bachtrack
Vancouver Opera’s semi-memorable Dark Sisters is saved by Nico Muhly’s score
28 Nov 15 / Vancouver Sun
Polygamist opera Dark Sisters is a brave undertaking
28 Nov 15 / straight.com
Rigoletto

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 4

The singers overcame a visually boring performance
8 Oct 15 / Opera World (English)
Vancouver Opera’s Rigoletto redeemed by its cast
6 Oct 15 / Bachtrack
Rigoletto's leads bring Vancouver Opera audiences to their feet
28 Sep 15 / straight.com
Vancouver Opera’s latest Rigoletto shines
28 Sep 15 / Vancouver Sun
Sweeney Todd

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Vancouver Opera goes big and bloody with Sweeney Todd
2 May 15 / Business in Vancouver
Sweeney Todd cuts a dash in Vancouver
29 Apr 15 / Bachtrack
Vancouver Opera goes big and bloody with Sweeney Todd
29 Apr 15 / Vancourier Courier
Real life takes a bite out of opening night
29 Apr 15 / VancityBuzz
A close shave for Sweeney Todd
29 Apr 15 / Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Opera's Sweeney Todd has a lot to bite into
28 Apr 15 / straight.com
Die Fledermaus

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Die Fledermaus is a positively effervescent production
6 Mar 15 / straight.com
Frothy, fun and fabulous!
5 Mar 15 / VancityBuzz
Die Fledermaus evokes mystique of old Vienna
2 Mar 15 / Vancouver Sun
Stickboy

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Savouring the bold with Vancouver Opera’s Stickboy
25 Oct 14 / Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Opera’s Stickboy packs an emotional wallop
25 Oct 14 / straight.com
Stickboy a bold gambit for Vancouver Opera
Shane Koyczan, composer Neil Weisensel break the mould with a tech-savvy production on adolescent bullying.
Carmen

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Vancouver Opera's Carmen is powerful, riveting stuff
30 Sep 14 / straight.com
Vancouver Opera's Carmen aims, fires, misses...then hits a bull’s eye
29 Sep 14 / Vancouver Observer
Vancouver Opera’s Carmen a visceral treat
29 Sep 14 / Vancouver Sun
Don Carlo

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Vancouver Opera's production of Verdi's Don Carlo showcases brilliant music
11 May 14 / Vancouver Observer
Vancouver Opera's Don Carlo offers both intimacy and spectacle
6 May 14 / straight.com
Vancouver Opera’s opulent Don Carlo
5 May 14 / Vancouver Sun
Don Giovanni

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Don Giovanni's spurned women run away with the show
4 Mar 14 / straight.com
Strong singing in Vancouver Opera’s Don Giovanni
3 Mar 14 / Vancouver Sun
Albert Herring

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Albert Herring is a charmer
3 Dec 13 / straight.com
Vancouver Opera celebrates Britten with Albert Herring
2 Dec 13 / Vancouver Sun
Tosca

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Puccini’s classic heroine has arrived in Vancouver
4 Nov 13 / Vancouver Weekly
Tosca’s magnificent melodrama
31 Oct 13 / Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Opera's Tosca boasts a top-notch lead trio and a terrifying villain
31 Oct 13 / straight.com
Tea: A Mirror of Soul

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Savouring Tea, the opera, is easy
7 May 13 / The Globe and Mail
Tan Dun's Tea offers up a strong cuppa
6 May 13 / Vancouver Sun
Die Zauberflöte

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Great visuals, poor translation
12 Mar 13 / The Globe and Mail
The Pirates of Penzance

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Satire and pathos—opera company extends its stylistic range
15 Dec 12 / Seen and Heard
Fine score and comic wit underpin Gilbert and Sullivan classic
4 Dec 12 / Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Opera's The Pirates of Penzance plays it traditional, with moments of slapstick fun
3 Dec 12 / straight.com
La bohème

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

If you wear mascara, make it waterproof
24 Oct 12 / Where
Vancouver Opera's La Bohème breathes believable life into Giacomo Puccini's characters
22 Oct 12 / straight.com
Young cast finds inner truth in Vancouver Opera’s latest 'La Bohème'
22 Oct 12 / Vancouver Sun
Aida

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A few hiccups take shine off three hours of grandeur
24 Apr 12 / The Globe and Mail
The grandeur in Vancouver Opera's Aida is in its voices
24 Apr 12 / straight.com
Musically splendid Aida Ends Vancouver Opera season
23 Apr 12 / Vancouver Sun
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Vancouver’s Barber survives transplantation
23 Mar 12 / Seen and Heard
Vancouver Opera's The Barber of Seville is a frothy bit of fun
20 Mar 12 / straight.com
Opera for laffs - Vancouver Opera’s latest Barber
19 Mar 12 / Vancouver Sun
The Barber of Seville still earning its laughs
19 Mar 12 / The Globe and Mail
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