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Brian Current: GOULD’S WALL

Background, in ground, above ground at Tapestry. You’ll know that Brian was also composer of MISSING in 2017, a show we commissioned and co-pro’d with Pacific Opera Victoria, and which has received 22 performances to date  

Collage, Paper Cuts, and Jacob Intilé

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.  

Bach. Bass. Joel

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, […]

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 […]

Meet Brian Current: our composer for Missing Women

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 auditions

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 […]

Images of Pauline

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In collaboration with City Opera Vancouver and the Italian Cultural Institute, IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre presents an evening of music and stories from the life of Italy’s most beloved composer: Giuseppe Verdi.

Norman Armour to direct Pauline

PuSh Festival co-founder Norman Armour has been tapped to direct Pauline, the first opera to feature a libretto by Canadian literary star Margaret Atwood, City Opera Vancouver president Nora Kelly announced today.

Fallujah receives major media attention with AP story and video

Fallujah describes two lives – one American, one Iraqi – that intersect with dread consequence at the Battle of Fallujah in 2004. It examines the agonies of guilt and conscience and pride when a warrior returns home. On 2 July 2012, the Associated Press published worldwide a major feature story on the making and meaning of Fallujah. On the same day, they released an original AP film to their 600 television outlets worldwide.