Vancouver Opera has announced the return of live performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for its 2021–2022 season.
Kicking things off, Vancouver Opera presents two days of outdoor performances at the šx???ex?n Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza), September 18 and 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. followed by three extraordinary operas starting in December.
“The entire team at Vancouver Opera is thrilled to be staging these productions this coming season,” said Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director. “Two company premieres and a classic that highlights our amazing orchestra, chorus and celebrated Canadian vocal talent.”
The Vancouver Opera 2021–2022 season offers a range of works with an opportunity to integrate contemporary dance and showcase the talented Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Adds Wright, “this season will be one of celebration as we look forward to welcoming live audiences back to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. We are thrilled to bring to our audiences the experience of live opera, where magic happens when you bring live theatre and amazing musicians and artists together. This magic can only be experienced in the shared environment of the theatre. Bravo to everyone who has supported us over the past 18 months of creating our art in the digital sphere and supported arts and culture in our community.”
Opening the 2021–2022 season in December is a Vancouver Opera premiere and first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre, Orfeo Ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck. In February, two performances of Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert by Pietro Mascagni will welcome back Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The final production of the season is the popular HMS Pinafore, a hilarious journey of forbidden love by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Vancouver Opera’s 2021/22 Season includes:
All performances are on stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Orfeo Ed Euridice, by Christoph Willibald Gluck
A Vancouver Opera premiere, co-produced with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™ projected above the stage
Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021 @ 2pm
Cavalleria Rusticana in Concert, by Pietro Mascagni
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™
Saturday, February 12, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022 @ 2pm
HMS Pinafore, by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™
Saturday, April 30, Thursday, May 5, Saturday May 7, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 2022 @ 2pm
For details on each of the about the 2021–2022 Vancouver Opera Season performances, and to subscribe, visit vancouveropera.ca.