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Vancouver Opera presents Faust as part of its 3rd annual festival.

Faust is a “full-meal” at this year’s Vancouver Opera Festival

The third annual Vancouver Opera Festival commences this week, featuring two main stage productions, one of which is Charles Gounod’s beloved Faust. Audiences should...
Jonathan López, Nina Weber & Markus Masaites are Genesis Trio. Photo by Alexander Knopp.

Music review: Genesis is a promising new musical trio

Rising Stars could not have been a more apt title for this month’s presentation in Roedde House’s Classical Series featuring the brand-new trio, Genesis. In...
Cellist Johannes Moser makes his Music in the Morning debut with spectacular results

Music review: the stamina, strength & sensitivity of Johannes Moser

Internationally acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser gave unrestricted, glorious voice to the Andrea Guarneri 17th Century cello in his arms at Music in the Morning (MITM). When...
A scene from the Opera de Montreal production of Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera which will make its West Coast debut as part of the 4th annual Vancouver Opera Festival in 2020.

Vancouver Opera’s 2019-2020 season comes in fours

In a media release earlier this month, Vancouver Opera announced four opera productions and its fourth annual Vancouver Opera Festival as part of its...
California-based Trio Céleste makes their Music in the Morning debut.

Music review: Celestial Trio Céleste

Canadian violinist Iryna Krechkovsky and fellow musicians, cellist Ross Gasworth and pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks, may have named their ensemble Trio Céleste after the...
"Having lived and worked in San Francisco, I see a similar adventurous vibrancy in Vancouver, which is what the story of La Bohème is about; a tale of youthful artistic liberation, living side-by-side with an established society." - conductor Judith Yan

Judith Yan makes her Vancouver Opera debut in La Bohème

February nights may be getting chillier, but the artists involved in Vancouver Opera’s production of La Bohème are just warming up, especially conductor Judith...
The enduring music of Canadian icon and renowned singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is reimagined in this energetic musical experience.

The songs of a Canadian icon: live with the company of Circle Game: Reimagining...

Arguably one of the most influential female recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell's music has stood the test of time. In Circle Game:...
“Now that we have a vibrant and active Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre, I thought it was time to bring to them the concept of hosting an evening of Brazilian music.” - Sal Ferreras. Photo by Vincent L. Chan.

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the bossa nova in true Brazilian style

This November, Vancouver audiences will have the unique opportunity to be immersed in Brazilian arts and culture in the heart of the city with...
Members of the cast of the Vancouver Opera production of The Merry Widow. Photo by John Grigaitis.

The Merry Widow shines a light on emerging artists

The Vancouver Opera waltzes into its 2018-2019 season with Franz Lehár’s light-hearted Viennese operetta The Merry Widow. Aiming to charm audiences this October, it...
“It’s crucial for us to make sure that we’re using our language and passing it on to the next generation. If you lose the language, you’re not just losing words; you’re losing an entire way of seeing and experiencing the world from a distinctly indigenous perspective.” - Jeremy Dutcher

2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher comes to New West’s Massey Theatre

Since 2006, the annual Polaris Music Prize has recognized the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic merit without regard to genre, sales history...

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