Vancouver Opera Festival Opening Day

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Come celebrate the launch of the third annual Vancouver Opera Festival with a day of opera, art, and events at the Vancouver Playhouse, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and šxwƛ̓ exәn Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza). 

Pre-show talk for La Cenerentola
1:00pm – 1:30pm at Vancouver Playhouse

Rossini’s La Cenerentola
2:00pm – 4:30pm at Vancouver Playhouse
A magical journey from rags to riches.

Patio Bar
4:30pm onwards at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Patio
Beverages and live pop-up performances.
Free to the Public.

Vancouver Opera Festival Art Walk
4:30pm onwards
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.

Red Shift Society’s The Handless Maiden
5:00pm – 5:30pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby
Benton Roark and Katherine Koller’s chamber opera explores the myth of the handless maiden. A story of empowerment and discovering one’s own strength of character in the face of adversity.
Free to the Public.

Cupid, a Love Story presented by CircusWest
6:00pm – 6:30pm at šxwƛ̓ exәn Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the Queen Elizabeth Theatre 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.
Free to the Public.

Pre-show talk for Faust
6:30pm – 7:00pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Gounod’s Faust
7:30pm – 10:30pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre
A sensuous and sublimely melodic masterpiece.

Date Apr 27
Start time 1:00pm

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