City Opera News
Charles Ives never knew the work of Jacob Intilé, but would surely have been inspired. Today we switch gears, and move from collage in music to its precursor in art and design. This fascinating clip is from a CBC Arts online series, Paper Cuts. Hint: wear gloves.
Bumblebees are aeronautically impossible. But they fly anyway. And Bach can be played on the double bass, as the great Joel Quarrington illustrates in a new video made just weeks ago. Joel plays a 1630 Giovanni Paolo Maggini double bass, an instrument normally tuned in fourths. He follows the unusual practice of tuning in fifths, […]
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 […]
We are thrilled that Canadian composer Brian Current will contribute his gifts to Missing Women. Brian is an exceptional talent, and a marvelous story-teller in music. He was chosen by a Jury using City Opera’s anonymized process. We thank the Jury for its immense contribution to Missing Women, and to the story that librettist (and jury member) Marie Clements […]
THE LOST OPERAS OF MOZART / 2016 Audition details will be posted as soon as finalized. Singers will be asked to prepare two works of contrasting character, both by Mozart and one each in Italian and German. City Opera provides at no cost to singers a highly-qualified pianist; however, singers may engage another pianist at […]