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
Music by Andrew P. MacDonald
Libretto by Stephen Massicotte.
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.
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
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.
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.