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City Opera News / March 15, 2013

Norman Armour The extraordinary Norman Armour will direct our next new opera, PAULINE, by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes. We announced Norman’s appointment in late February, and the news was picked up by over 600 blogs and websites, featured in the Globe and Mail, Georgia Straight, and generously promoted by the Arts Alliance. Read more […]

City Opera News / December 15, 2012

Best of the coming season – and year – to all our friends! The year just passed has been exceptional. We gave concerts and recitals, made a film, and concluded the two-year creation of Fallujah. Now, we build to an exciting new project… PAULINE: a chamber opera It is a deeply moving story, set at […]

“Fallujah” E-Letter – Special Edition

City Opera Vancouver Awarded $100,000 The Annenberg Foundation of Los Angeles has given City Opera $100,000 to make a film documentary about our new chamber opera, FALLUJAH. This gift is in addition to the $250,000 creation grant from the Foundation that we announced in February of 2011. It remains the largest opera commissioning grant in […]

City Opera News / June 21, 2012

Fallujah We have successfully concluded this two-year project. It began with a $250,000 commission from the Annenberg Foundation of Los Angeles, and its affiliate. Inspired by the life and work of Christian Ellis, the music for this new chamber opera is by Canadian Tobin Stokes, and its libretto by American Heather Raffo. We have […]

City Opera News December 15, 2011

A Great Year For City Opera Thanks to you, your support, and your belief in chamber opera, this has been a great year for our company. In calendar 2011, we: Received $250,000 USD from the Annenberg Foundation / Explore of Los Angeles. This supports the creation of a remarkable new opera set at Fallujah and […]

City Opera News / September 28, 2011

Canadian Classics: New Recording Series Launched In Vancouver Back on 15 April 2007, City Opera proposed the creation of a new recording series, Canadian Classics. Klaus Heymann (the owner of Naxos, the world’s largest classical recording company) said “yes”. Work began. On 24 September, we launched Canadian Classics right here in Vancouver. This is a […]

City Opera News / June 17, 2011

Annenberg / Explore Chamber Opera This project, City Opera’s second commission, is rolling ahead. Based on the real-life experiences of Christian Ellis (USMC, ret’d), who fought at the Battle of Fallujah in 2004, this is one of our most unusual and powerful creations. It is funded by a landmark $250,000 grant from the Los Angeles-based […]

City Opera Receives $250,000 To Create New Chamber Opera Largest Commissioning Grant In Canadian History 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 […]