Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
October 17, 19, 23, 25, 2013, at 8 pm
Matinée October 27 at 2:30 pm
How better to mark Verdi's bicentennial than with the old man's glorious parting shot – the greatest comedy in the Italian repertoire.
Falstaff is a prodigious celebration of laughter and human resilience, with a miraculous score and a dizzying wealth of melody – it is in every way monumental.
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
February 13, 15, 21, 2014, at 8 pm
Matinée February 23 at 2:30 pm
The richest man in Vienna is having a party. When dinner runs late, he decides that the entertainment – a tragic opera and a burlesque farce – will be staged simultaneously. Ariadne auf Naxos is a cockeyed take on art, love, and fidelity.
Conducted by Timothy Vernon, directed by Oriol Tomas. With Colleen Skull as Ariadne, Suzanne Rigden as Zerbinetta, Arminè Kassabian as the Composer, Bruce Kelly as the Music Master, and Roger Honeywell as Bacchus.
Music by W.A. Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
April 24, 26, 30, May 2, 2014, at 8 pm
Matinée May 4 at 2:30 pm
A riotous comedy with a revolutionary subtext, The Marriage of Figaro follows the Almaviva household through a single tumultuous day as Count Almaviva, his wife, his valet Figaro, and his servants spin a tangled web of love affairs, plots, and counterplots.
Mozart's score is an absolute masterpiece, at once sunny and sublime, unrivalled for beauty, grace, and theatrical truth.
Conducted by Timothy Vernon, directed by Brent Krysa, designed by Cameron Porteous. With Justin Welsh as Figaro, Miriam Khalil as Susanna, Leslie Ann Bradley as the Countess, and Phillip Addis as the Count.
A musical classic that, song after glorious song (Some Enchanted Evening, Younger than Springtime, Happy Talk), is as touching, relevant and romantic as ever. Experience South Pacific with a full orchestra and wonderful operatic voices.
Featuring Jason Howard, Lara Ciekiewicz, Adam Fisher, and Lynne McMurtry. Conducted by Timothy Vernon, directed by Jacques Lemay. With the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Victoria Chorus.
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A double bill from Boston Early Music Festival
March 14 & 15, 2014
A first for Victoria audiences! Pacific Opera Victoria is partnering with the Early Music Society of the Islands to bring one of the world's most renowned baroque ensembles to town for Orphée, a double bill of 17th century operas.
The internationally acclaimed Boston Early Music Festival will perform two spellbinding operas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier – La Couronne de Fleurs and La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers.
Co-presented by Pacific Opera Victoria and the Early Music Society of the Islands.