Vancouver Opera Festival runs April 28 to May 6 various venues
Our festival will feature a wide variety of special events at various locations, including a special night of music with Music Director Jonathan Darlington, an afternoon of Russian baroque music at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts with baroque soprano Karina Gauvin and Early Music Vancouver, panel discussions, and the return of the popular Opera bar. It opens with a full day of all things Russian, including street performers, projections, food trucks, and a free public screening on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. A full day dedicated to family programming will happen on May 5th including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
Canadian composer James Rolfe's The Overcoat
A groundbreaking new co-production with Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company and Tapestry Opera. Canadian composer James Rolfe’s The Overcoat - a musical tailoring runs throughout the Festival, with post-Festival performances.
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
A co-production with Calgary Opera, this timeless and emotional story of ill-fated love is based upon the plot of Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel and features breathtaking music, choreography, lavish orchestrations, and compelling arias.
Happy Hour Patio Bar
Throughout the Festival, patrons can enjoy Happy Hour, a hub for socializing, light refreshments, alongside a small stage for performances. (Saturday, April 28 to Saturday, May 5, afternoons and evenings at the Happy Hour Patio Bar, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza)
Opera Bar late night
The sensational Opera Bar returns on weekends to the Vancouver Opera Festival as the go-to destination to socialize with performers and artists, complete with artist and DJ performances, as well as snacks from the hottest local food trucks at select times. Vancouver Opera and Faculty Brewing Co have collaborated to produce Bravo beer, an ISA that will be available exclusively at Faculty Brewing Co in the weeks leading up to the Festival and at the Opera Bar throughout the Festival. (Saturday, April 28 to Saturday, May 5 – closed April 30 and May 2 – from 9pm to 1am at the Opera Bar, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salons)