2015-2016 Season: Otello, The Barber of Seville, and A Midsummer Night's Dream Otello The Barber of Seville A Midsummer Night's Dream Pacific Opera Victoria 2015/16 season

2015/16 SEASON PRODUCTIONS

OTELLO

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Based on the tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare

October 15 to 25, 2015

A tragedy to make heaven weep, as evil and jealousy twist love in bitterness and anguish.

A co-production with Opéra de Montréal


 

MARY'S WEDDING

Music by Andrew P. MacDonald
Libretto by Stephen Massicotte.

November, 2015

In time for Remembrance Day and ongoing commemorations of the WWI centenary, POV staged a re-imagined version of its commissioned opera Mary's Wedding in regional secondary schools and in a special public performance.


 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Based on the play Le Barbier de Séville by Pierre Beaumarchais

February 11 to 21, 2016

An exuberant conspiracy on behalf of youth, hope, and the delirious joy of first love


 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto adapted by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears from William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream

April 14 to 24, 2016

An enchanting collision of worlds as fairies, countryfolk, and moonstruck young lovers spin through a single magical night.


 

LA VOIX HUMAINE

Music by Francis Poulenc
Libretto adapted from the play by Jean Cocteau

May 12 to 22, 2016

The final phone conversation between a woman and her lover is played out in a 40-minute one-act opera for soprano and piano.


 

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