“Pauline” tickets now on sale


Pauline World Premiere

Tickets for the world premiere of Pauline go on sale today,  Monday, February 17, at Early Bird prices.

Available exclusively through The Cultch.

“We want to give our long-time supporters a chance to get the best seats at the best prices,” City Opera president Nora Kelly said.

“We believe that Pauline will sell out all five nights. Early sales allow us to plan for a sixth, if sales justify,” Kelly added.

Early Bird prices are valid until 1 April 2014. Regular prices take effect on 2 April.

The York Theatre seats 371.

Show Dates


639 Commercial Drive (at East Georgia)

World Premiere: Friday 23 May 2014 at 8pm
Opening Night Gala and Reception

Sunday 25 May at 2pm

Tuesday 27 May at 8pm

Thursday 29 May at 8pm

Saturday 31 May at 8pm

Early Bird Tickets

$60, $40, $22

Opening Night Only:
Gala and Reception: $100 (includes single ticket)

Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes will be in attendance on opening night.

Buy Online: tickets.thecultch.com
By telephone: 604.251.1363

In person:

The Cultch, 1895 Venables & Victoria Drive
Monday – Friday, noon to 6pm. Saturday, noon to 4pm.



Libretto by Margaret Atwood and music by Tobin Stokes.

Norman Armour, stage director.

Starring Rose-Ellen Nichols as Pauline Johnson. Sarah Vardy as Eva Johnson. Ken Lavigne as the tenor.

Also starring John Minágro, Edward Moran, Eleonora Higginson, Diane Speirs and Cathleen Gingrich.

Scenic design by Marianne Nicolson. Costume design by Mara Gottler. Lighting design by John Webber. David Boothroyd, rehearsal coach and pianist. Cameron Mackenzie, assistant stage director. Nora Kelly and Janet Lea, producers.

Pauline is a new chamber opera, set at Vancouver in March 1913. Pauline Johnson, the famous poet and popular entertainer, is dying. Haunted by failure, torn by her dual identity as both Mohawk and white, she fights to confront her past before the end, as her doctor tries to control the pain and her sister tries to control the story that will be told.


Accent Inns • BC Arts Council
BC Community Gaming Grant • City of Vancouver
The Hamber Foundation • Heffel Fine Art Auction House
The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
The McLean Foundation
SFU Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Steinway and Sons • Stern Partners • Tom Lee Music
The Vancouver Foundation