City Opera News
In collaboration with City Opera Vancouver and the Italian Cultural Institute, IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre presents an evening of music and stories from the life of Italy's most beloved composer: Giuseppe Verdi.
PuSh Festival co-founder Norman Armour has been tapped to direct Pauline, the first opera to feature a libretto by Canadian literary star Margaret Atwood, City Opera Vancouver president Nora Kelly announced today.
Fallujah describes two lives – one American, one Iraqi – that intersect with dread consequence at the Battle of Fallujah in 2004. It examines the agonies of guilt and conscience and pride when a warrior returns home. On 2 July 2012, the Associated Press published worldwide a major feature story on the making and meaning of Fallujah. On the same day, they released an original AP film to their 600 television outlets worldwide.
City Opera Vancouver’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce the company has been awarded a commissioning grant of $250,000 US from the Annenberg Foundation, in connection with the philanthropic multimedia organization Explore. This extraordinary sum is believed to be the largest single commissioning grant in Canadian history. The working title: FALLUJAH.
The City Opera art auction was a big success. The auction events, which took place in October and December, comprised fifty-two lots generously donated to COV. Forty-one of these had sold as of December 16th, at prices both above and below the pre-auction estimates. The proceeds of sale were over $43,000, the entire sum going […]
Another one of our great friends is Rena Sharon at the Vancouver International Song Institute. We invite you to visit VISI online at www.songinstitute.ca. VISI is a UBC-based summer programme that brings together collaborative teaching and learning about song and art song. Performers explore expressive boundaries, scholars consider new research interactions, poets and composers discuss […]