Open House Day

Vancouver Opera Festival

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At Queen Elizabeth Theatre and šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza

Vancouver Opera Festival Open House Day - 10am - 5pm Open House Day takes place rain or shine. Free!

Join us for a day of children’s activities and performances, with face painting, musical costumes and the Roaming Diva on stilts. For adults, the Patio Bar opens at noon with live performances all afternoon. 

Roaming Diva
Performances throughout the day on šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza

Vancouver Opera Festival Community Stage
10:30am-11:50am at Community Stage
Featuring performances by Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Two Amuse, and Opera Mariposa.

Once Upon an Opera
11:00am – 12:00pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salon
Watch librettists, composers and singers from UBC create and stage four new scenes based on a well-known fairytale.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Backstage Tour
11:00am – 11:30am at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Vancouver Opera Festival Artwalk Tour
11:30am-12:00pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby
During the Festival, multidisciplinary art installations inspired by the theme of Fairytales & Fables spring up around the lobbies and grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse. Featuring the work of Jennifer Chernecki, Megan Majewski, Malibu Taetz, Thomas Panio, Gabrielle Odowichuk, Marie Metaphor Specht, and Sean Karemaker.

Dolce & Belcanto: Opera, Fairy Tales and the Magic of Opera!
11:50am-12:10pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Patio Bar
12:00pm onwards
Beverages and live pop-up performances.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Backstage Tour
12:00pm-12:30pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Cupid, A Love Story Presented by CircusWest
12:10pm-12:40pm at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza
A circus adaptation of the greek myth of Cupid (heart) and his true love Psyche (soul). Set to the indelible canon of Puccini’s aria’s, this performance promises to amaze and delight while making your heart flutter.

Vancouver Opera Festival Artwalk Tour
12:30pm-1:00pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Dolce & Belcanto: Opera, Fairy Tales and the Magic of Opera
12:40pm-1:00pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Opera Speaks with Paulo Pietropaulo
1:00pm – 1:45pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salon
An entertaining and thought provoking discussion led by Peabody Award-winning classical music journalist Paulo Pietropaulo.
RSVP Required: Opera Speaks RSVP

Vancouver Opera Festival Community Stage
1:00pm-2:50am at Community Stage
Featuring performances by Karen Flamenco Dance Company, Two Amuse, Young People’s Opera Society of BC, and Arts Umbrella.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Backstage Tour
1:00pm-1:30pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Opera Speaks with Paulo Pietropaulo
2:00pm – 2:45pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Salon
RSVP Required: https://goo.gl/xsrPwW

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Backstage Tour
2:00pm-2:30pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

Vancouver Opera Festival Artwalk Tour
2:30pm-3:00pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby

M’Girl Story & Song
3:15pm-4:00pm at Community Stage

Cupid, A Love Story Presented by CircusWest
4:15pm-4:45pm at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn Plaza

Date Apr 28
Start time 10:00am

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