Archive for June, 2016

Met Opera: Mozart’s IDOMENEO Sat (Mar 25) 10am

First Time in HD

The final scene from Act II of MozartÕs ÒIdomeneo.Ó   Photo:  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.

Runtime: 4 hrs  18 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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Met Opera: Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN Sat (Apr 22) 10am

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Met Onegin
Peter Mattei stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

Runtime: 3 hrs  57 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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CRS: GAUVIN, soprano with LES BOREADES de MONTREAL Sun (Apr 23) 2:30pm

Karina Gauvin has a voice like liquid gold and moves with the music as if she CRS Karina Gauvinwere a character in a play. Recognized internationally for her brilliance in the Baroque repertoire, Karina Gauvin’s international career includes performances as Armida in Handel’s Rinaldo at Glyndebourne, Vitellia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito in Paris, and Armide in Gluck’s Armide with the Netherlands Opera.

CRS Les BoreadesFounded by Francis Colpron in 1991, the acclaimed Les Boréades de Montréal focuses on music of the Baroque era. The Ensemble plays on period instruments and adheres to the rules of performance practice of the past. Critics and audiences alike praise the group’s energy and spontaneity as well as its theatrical, expressive and elegant playing. Purcell, their recording with Karina Gauvin of music by Henry Purcell, was nominated for a 2007 JUNO as Best Classical Album of the Year.
Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email coastrecital@dccnet.com

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Met Opera: R. Strauss’s DER ROSENKAVALIER Sat (May 13) 9:30am

New Production  Met Rosenkavalier

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece is conducted by Music Director James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen, whose most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite El?na Garan?a in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

Runtime: 4 hrs  47 min

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

Note: Due to the length of many of the operas, the audience is welcome to bring their own lunch. We are happy to sell candy and beverages.

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