Luciano Pavarotti may be the greatest tenor to have ever lived. He dominated operatic stages around the globe in the 1970s and 1980s through the great Puccini and Verdi operas, and became a household name through his crossover collaborations with the biggest popular music artists of the day. In the 1990s, he joined Plácido Domingo and José Carreras to form The Three Tenors, filling stadiums around the world. He remained the King of Opera until his death in 2007.
This concert will feature three tremendous tenors (Sunny Shams, Scott Rumble, and Turgut Akmete), with pianist Roger Parton, for a night celebrating some of the greatest tenor repertoire from the opera and concert stages. An evening you just cannot miss.
This is the first concert in our summer series at Il Centro: The Italian Cultural Centre, and is generously supported by the Consul-General of Italy. Wednesday 5 June 2019, 7:30 - 9pm. Slocan x Grandview. Ample free parking, and SkyTrain nearby. Bring a white handkerchief.
Hosted by both the Italian and French consulates of Vancouver, this concert will be a fun, friendly ‘duel’ over which country has the best opera villain, the best opera hero, the best opera death, the best opera romantic, the best opera vixen -- and more! With audience participation, this will certainly prove a fun, nail-biting concert! The bell for the first round sounds at 7:30 pm.
Our second concert of the season at Il Centro: The Italian Cultural Centre, Slocan vs Grandview. Thursday 11 July, 7:30 - 9pm. Bring a scorecard.
A fun and frightening look at the unhinged female characters of opera, afflicted by love. Whether they are betrothed to be married, fiancées in love, jilted lovers, or simply mad and bad, this concert will showcase the power of the female voice, soul, and fierce-a-tude.
Our third concert of the season at Il Centro: The Italian Cultural Centre. Thursday 8 August, 7:30 - 9pm. Slocan x Grandview. More details to come.
With devilish delight, this concert will explore the underworld and its influence on opera plots and characters. From Orfeo's quest to retrieve his wife from Hades, to Faust selling his soul for love, this concert will explore all the great music and conflicts created by that pesky hotspot.
This will be our fourth concert of the season at Il Centro: The Italian Cultural Centre, Slocan x Grandview.
THE BERLIN PROJECT is set during the era of the Weimar Republic (1919 - 1933), and explores the extraordinary music, film, culture and people of the era. In a hybrid and collage of opera-cabaret-jazz, we link the actual music of the period with allegory that speaks to our own.
Please join us for a unique take on a unique time. It was as exciting, transgressive, and memorable an era as the 20th C ever knew.
More details to come. Performance Works on Granville Island. 8pm, 16-17-18 January 2020.