This bold new adaptation of Poulenc's 1958 masterpiece, La Voix Humaine, becomes a story for our times. Starring tenor Isaiah Bell, with pianist Roger Parton, it sings of the agony of failed love, and the anaesthetic of the machine. It has been earning rave reviews. You'll soon see why. It runs 47:00 at www.cityoperavancouver.com Free, of course, and the first in a new series at City Opera Online.
Join us for a brilliant comic cantata about wigs, and the people who wear them. Written by Bill Richardson & Jocelyn Morlock, this wry and witty work was filmed before a live audience in 2019. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, PERRU-QUERIES answers your questions about wigs in 25 minutes or less.
Join soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, bass-baritone Peter Monaghan, and pianist Tina Chang for an hilarious tale about Galina Vishnevskaya and the candles in Tosca. Bobby Hull and an unfortunate de-furring on the ice. Andy Warhol and a thievish fan. And more.
Produced by Alan Corbishley, filmed by Chris Randle, and free to you at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG7QX9Mzhu8
Nine singers, nine cultures. Songs of hope and recovery, memory and gratitude. Starring Kat Norris / Watswema • Anastasia Pyshna • Turgut Akmete • Michelle Koebke • Sergio Augusto • Yuhui Wang • Bahareh Poureslami • Melody Courage • Chloé Hurst • Roger Parton, arranger and pianist. In association with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Day of Music, May 2021. Available at no charge: https://youtu.be/qgCYOB48Xdw
Rose is set up on a blind date AT THE STATUE OF VENUS. What could possibly go wrong? Almost everything, it seems. With music by Jake Heggie, libretto by Terrence McNally, starring soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen and pianist Terence Dawson. A romance for our times. And then some.
Produced by Trudy Chalmers, filmed by Chris Randle, sound by Andrew Smith, and lighting by Sophie Tang.
Available w/out charge at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeCzSdVBnLM
Due to COVID, CHINATOWN now runs 13 - 17 September 2022, at the Vancouver Playhouse. More details coming soon.
Extraordinary support has been granted by The Vancouver Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, The City of Vancouver, Edwina and Paul Heller Memorial Fund, Doretta Lee Memorial Fund, Quan Family Fund, The Illahie Fund, Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation, Wuchien Michael Than Foundation, Vancity Credit Union, and our many individual donors.