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Mailout 23 October 2020 – Festival of Contemporary

On October 2, we launched the Festival of Contemporary. It runs to October 31. We have introduced rare, archival, unique and most moving film of 21st C Canadian artists active in song, drama and theatre, composition and collaboration, fusion and fantasy, opera and dance and cinema. And more. We have offered the work and imagination […]

City Opera News for 18 Sept 2020

These are strange, wretched, and melancholy times. Everyone wants it to be over, awaits the vaccine, tries to obey the rules, finds no certain end in sight, and relies more than ever on friends and family. At City Opera – as with so many other companies – we are re-inventing and re-creating ourselves. Opera is […]

COV News for 7 August 2020

A Canadian Masterpiece is Now Available at Online Auction All Proceeds Benefit City Opera   This extraordinary work was donated by arts patron Wayne Richards, in support of the musical and social agenda of City Opera. His gift of original prints by Yousuf Karsh netted over $26,000 in 2010. Now, he has given us Spring […]

COV News for 11 May 2020

IN THIS ISSUE: Mutual Aid • Chinatown • Berlin in 1934 • Kattia And Miro • Jaap Mutual Aid Performing arts organizations and artists are being swept by a tsunami. We have seen our best replies: sopranos singing opera to their neighbours. Orchestras online, playing from 60 different music rooms. Italian Air Force jets streaming […]

COV News for 8 January 2020

WELCOME TO BERLIN, 1934 The Last Night. The Last Cabaret. July 1934. An abandoned factory in Berlin. A dissident troupe gathers to perform a clandestine show for their friends – some of whom have already gone missing. It is two weeks after the Night of the Long Knives. Welcome to the worlds of Claire, Ernst, […]

City Opera News for 15 Dec. 2019

Berlin In 1934 • Chinatown in Workshop • Missing On Tour • 2019 In Review • Can You Help? Berlin 1934: The Last Cabaret 8pm 23, 24 and 25 January 2020 / Performance Works on Granville Island  Tickets on sale now. All seats $44.50 only through PuSh For the first time, a City Opera production is part […]

City Opera Vancouver Announces Public Workshops for “Chinatown”

21 November 2019 MEDIA RELEASE: IMMEDIATE   City Opera Vancouver announces public workshops for new opera Chinatown   Libretto written by Madeleine Thien Supported by The Vancouver Foundation and The City of Vancouver City Opera Vancouver today released the schedule for the first public workshops of its next commission, Chinatown. This new opera, by the renowned […]

News Flash: MISSING goes on tour in November 2019

News Flash: MISSING goes on tour in November 2019 The acclaimed new Canadian opera Missing, by Marie Clements and Brian Current, and directed by Peter Hinton, is going on tour. After a highly successful run in Vancouver and Victoria in November 2017, giving 14 performances in three venues and two cities, Missing goes on its […]

City Opera news for September 19, 2019

New Music, New Singers, And New Board Members In the season ahead, City Opera presents a dramatic new work, Berlin: The Last Cabaret. We welcome five new singers in it. We bid a fond and grateful farewell to three long-serving members of our Board. And, we announce new concerts and special events – including our […]

City Opera News for 17 June 2019

Our Three Tenors Saluted Pavarotti On June 5, City Opera tenors Turgut Akmete, Scott Rumble, and Sunny Shams, with pianist Roger Parton and curator Alan Corbishley, presented a musical tribute to the great Luciano Pavarotti. 200 attended. Many wept. All applauded. This was the first of four concerts we are giving at Il Centro: The […]

COV Donor Appreciation Night reminder

Put your best foot forward, and join us this Wednesday for a delightful evening of music, shoes, and your friends at City Opera. Enjoy a special evening in a special place, support our ongoing programme of free concerts in the DTES — and more. The evening will include: singers Emma Parkinson, Michelle Koebke, and Sunny […]

COV Donor Appreciation Night and Fundraiser

Join us for dinner, cocktails and live comic opera to celebrate City Opera Vancouver. This event is generously supported by John Fluevog Shoes and The Woods Spirit Co. and will feature performances from some of City Opera’s best-loved musicians. Dinner will be provided by our friends at Nuba. Best of all – 50% of the […]