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City Opera News: 15 March 2017

2017 Will Be A Wonderful Year For Chamber Opera In Vancouver Hello & Goodbye / Tuesday 25 April Our next event at Il Centro runs Tuesday 25 April – 6pm dinner, 7pm concert – in the Grand Ballroom. $20 for the concert only. $20 more for a grand buffet dinner. Tickets at the door, or purchase yours online. Lovers say […]

Free workshop preview of “Missing” / Exclusive discount on Saturday’s Nordic Voices concert

Missing… Found At DTES Carnegie On Wednesday 1 March 2017, you are invited to attend another Carnegie premiere. Please join us for a piano-vocal presentation of our new chamber opera, Missing – and stay to tell us what you think, and how you feel. In the creation of every new piece, it is essential we […]

City Opera News / 15 December 2016

2016 was a wonderful year for chamber opera in Vancouver… and Fallujah was produced in the United States. Twice. City Opera in 2016… produced our ‘premiere’ and first comedy, The Lost Operas of Mozart, over three nights at Christ Church Cathedral in October achieved the $25,000 Mozart matching grant challenge from the Edwina and Paul […]

The comedy hit of the season runs this Thursday, Friday, Saturday / 27-29 October…

And you’re invited. THE LOST OPERAS OF MOZART Christ Church Cathedral, Burrard x Georgia The trouble starts at eight… Have a peek at our rehearsal… (more pics on our Facebook page) We have re-constructed and re-imagined three lost operas of Mozart. These are wonderful works he never finished. Two are Italian comedies, and the third […]

City Opera News / 20 September 2016

$25,000 challenge grant received from Heller Memorial Fund “We just received our first-ever challenge grant,” City Opera President Janet Lea announced today. “This breakthrough results from The Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund offering to match any new gift for our production of The Lost Operas of Mozart — up to a total of $25,000. […]

The Glory of Italian Opera… shining on Wednesday

We have an exceptional concert for you: The Glory of Italian Opera, this Wednesday evening. From the nation and the culture that invented opera, City Opera Vancouver has drawn a superb concert of Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, Ponchielli, Cilea, Leoncavallo and more. It features some of our finest artists, at an event centuries in the […]

City Opera News / 17 June 2016

Fallujah a triumph in Los Angeles. Moves to New York in November Juno-award winning composer Brian Current to write music for Missing Women City Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria to co-pro Missing Women 6 nights in Vancouver,  followed by 5 nights in Victoria Cathleen Gingrich appointed first City Opera General Manager FALLUJAH: New York premiere […]

City Opera News / 15 March 2016

Mozart is Lost and Found at Carnegie on March 19 Please join us for a sneak preview of Act One, THE LOST OPERAS OF MOZART. This Saturday, 4 – 5pm at the Carnegie Centre. Free, of course. We will be testing our brilliant new script by Maria Reva (above), and giving music from Lo Sposo Deluso […]

City Opera News / 15 December 2015

Dear Friends: Chamber opera is alive and well in Vancouver. 2015 included City Opera’s first-ever tour – taking Pauline to Quebec – and a special grant of $127,000 for Missing Women from The Vancouver Foundation. Thanks to the BC Arts Council, we were able to complete our first Strategic Plan, 2015 – 2020. Thanks to the City […]

This invitation is for you. And…

your friends who have never quite understood why you love opera so much those you love who have never met Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and more those who just want to spend an evening warmed and inspired by… The greatest Italian music of all time. City Opera presents a very special event in partnership […]

Special Announcement

The Vancouver Foundation awardsCity Opera $127,000   “We are proud and grateful,” said City Opera Vancouver President Janet Lea, “to advise that the Vancouver Foundation has made a grant of $127,000 in support of our next commission, MISSING WOMEN. “This new chamber opera will tell a story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman […]

City Opera News / 15 September 2015

The Greatest Italian Music Ever Written / 28 October …will be in the air at Il Centro on Wednesday October 28. 7:30pm. View the Il Centro event notice With soprano Shadan Saul, mezzo Barbara Towell, tenor Sunny Shams, baritone Andrew Greenwood, pianist Sean Bayntun, and host Tom Durrie. All seats $20 at the door, or […]