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18 September 2020

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La Traviata

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

La Traviata takes strong singing to 1920s Paris setting at Vancouver Opera
19 Oct 19 / straight.com
Traditional La Traviata delves into characters
19 Oct 19 / Vancouver Sun
Faust

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

V.O.'s "Faust" gives Devil his due
5 May 19 / Vancouver Observer
Faust and La Cenerentola at Third Vancouver Opera Festival
2 May 19 / Daily Herald Tribune
Faust builds a devilishly dark and intense world at the Vancouver Opera Festival
30 Apr 19 / straight.com
La Cenerentola

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Van Opera Fest leads with Rossini's witty fairy tale: bite and bel canto, minus the magic
5 May 19 / Vancouver Observer
Faust and La Cenerentola at Third Vancouver Opera Festival
2 May 19 / Daily Herald Tribune
Clowning around meets killer coloratura at Vancouver Opera Festival's farce-happy La Cenerentola
30 Apr 19 / straight.com
La bohème

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Vancouver Opera's La Boheme finds intimacy and solid singing amid the flea markets of old Paris
16 Feb 19 / straight.com
La Bohème goes big
16 Feb 19 / Vancouver Sun
Die Lustige Witwe

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

2018-19 season leads with bubbly production of Lehàr’s "Merry Widow"
22 Oct 18 / Vancouver Observer
Lucia Cesaroni gamely stole the show every chance she got
22 Oct 18 / The Whig Standard
The Merry Widow is a lavish and light escape into Art Nouveau high society
22 Oct 18 / straight.com
The Overcoat: a musical tailoring

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Vancouver Opera Festival opens with two hits
2 May 18 / Vancouver Sun
A musical tailoring stitches old story into a blackly comic, cleverly crafted new vision
30 Apr 18 / straight.com
Eugene Onegin

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Vancouver Opera Festival opens with two hits
2 May 18 / Vancouver Sun
Cast finds the emotional heart of Eugene Onegin at the Vancouver Opera Festival
1 May 18 / straight.com
L'elisir d'amore

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Vancouver Opera's enchanting elixir
24 Jan 18 / Vancouver Sun
A beautifully sung concoction to cure what ails you
23 Jan 18 / straight.com
Turandot

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Turandot senza timori
31 Oct 17 / L'Ape musicale
Vancouver Opera's Turandot is triumphant
16 Oct 17 / Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Opera's Turandot dazzles with bold sets, fresh insights, and powerful music
15 Oct 17 / straight.com
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

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

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

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
Thoroughly modern Macbeth: Third World Bunfight's Macbeth in Vancouver
19 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
Hansel und Gretel

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Into the Woods: Vancouver Opera's new Hansel and Gretel
2 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Hansel and Gretel opera conjures an enchanting forest of visual and aural delights
26 Nov 16 / straight.com
Puppets, reimagined score lift fairy tale classic to realm of extraordinary
26 Nov 16 / Vancouver Sun
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
Vancouver Opera’s latest Rigoletto shines
28 Sep 15 / Vancouver Sun
Rigoletto's leads bring Vancouver Opera audiences to their feet
28 Sep 15 / straight.com
Sweeney Todd

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Vancouver Opera goes big and bloody with Sweeney Todd
2 May 15 / Business in Vancouver
Vancouver Opera goes big and bloody with Sweeney Todd
29 Apr 15 / Vancourier Courier
A close shave for Sweeney Todd
29 Apr 15 / Vancouver Sun
Sweeney Todd cuts a dash in Vancouver
29 Apr 15 / Bachtrack
Real life takes a bite out of opening night
29 Apr 15 / VancityBuzz
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
Young cast finds inner truth in Vancouver Opera’s latest 'La Bohème'
22 Oct 12 / Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Opera's La Bohème breathes believable life into Giacomo Puccini's characters
22 Oct 12 / straight.com
Aida

Vancouver Opera


No. of reviews: 3

The grandeur in Vancouver Opera's Aida is in its voices
24 Apr 12 / straight.com
A few hiccups take shine off three hours of grandeur
24 Apr 12 / The Globe and Mail
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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News & Articles

Vancouver Opera postpones 2020-21 season
The Candian company stated, "Our much-anticipated 60th anniversary season that includes ‘Carmen,’ ‘Così fan Tutte,’ and ‘Falstaff ‘will be postponed to the 2021–2022 season.”
6 Jul 2020 / OperaWire
Vancouver Opera names new General Director
Vancouver Opera Board Chair, Bill Maclagan, Q.C., has announced that the current interim General Director, Tom Wright, will become Vancouver Opera’s General Director.
7 Apr 2020 / OperaWire
Vancouver Opera general director Kim Gaynor resigns
In a surprise move, Vancouver Opera general director Kim Gaynor is stepping down, citing “a divergence of opinion” with the board about the future growth of the company.
29 Oct 2019 / The Globe and Mail
Vancouver Opera announces 2018-19 season
La Bohème, The Merry Widow feature on Vancouver Opera's just-announced 2018-19 roster.
15 Feb 2018 / straight.com
Vancouver Opera sings a different tune
The organization has hit some bumps since a drastic change two years ago, but more changes are under way for 2018 – starting with a scaled-back festival .
17 Sep 2017 / The Globe and Mail