City Opera News

City Opera Production Fund now created…

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The City Opera art auction was a big success. The auction events, which took place in October and December, comprised fifty-two lots generously donated to COV.  Forty-one of these had sold as of December 16th, at prices both above and below the pre-auction estimates. The proceeds of sale were over $43,000, the entire sum going […]

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Our friends: VISI

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Another one of our great friends is Rena Sharon at the Vancouver International Song Institute. We invite you to visit VISI online at www.songinstitute.ca. VISI is a UBC-based summer programme that brings together collaborative teaching and learning about song and art song. Performers explore expressive boundaries, scholars consider new research interactions, poets and composers discuss […]

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COV Partners with Heffel Fine Art Auction House to “Help Art Make Music”

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Building our production fund You can support City Opera and acquire a coveted work of art. Bid from home -- or visit the gallery and bid in person. Second Auction: December 2 – 16. Works in various media. Works in this benefit auction include paintings, prints, photographs, and a Salish feast bowl. Style and subject […]

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COV at Minoru Chapel in Richmond

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Minoru Chapel, behind the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, was the location of our most recent recital. Wednesday 3 November, 7:30 to 9:00pm was the time and date. A packed house of 100 heard soprano Mariana Valdés, tenor Nicolas Rhind, pianist Dr Greg Caisley and narrator Tom Durrie in a wonderful evening of music from Puccini, […]

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COV at the Italian Cultural Centre

Monday, October 18th, 2010

On 20 June, we were invited to appear in the opening ceremonies for Italian Week, at the Italian Cultural Centre. Soprano Mariana Valdés, tenor Andrzej Jeziorski, and City Opera staff pianist Greg Caisley were joined by producer-narrator Tom Durrie in a programme of Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Donizetti, Cilea, di Capua, and De Curtis. Their work […]

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Italian Day

Monday, October 18th, 2010

And on Sunday 6 June 2010, at the Mainstage on Commercial Drive at Second, we were pleased to participate in a long-overdue revival of Italian Day on The Drive. Produced by Tom Durrie, we presented soprano Mariana Valdés and tenor Nicolas Rhind, joined by City Opera staff pianist Greg Caisley, in a hour-long programme of […]

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