Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Based on the play Le Barbier de Séville by Pierre Beaumarchais
February 11, 13, 19, 2016, at 8 pm
Wednesday, February 17, at 7 pm
Sunday, February 21, at 2:30 pm
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, 16, 22, 2016, at 8 pm
Sunday, April 24, at 2:30 pm
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, 14, 18, 20, 2016, at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 22, at 2:30 pm
At the Baumann Centre for Pacific Opera Victoria, 925 Balmoral Road
The final phone conversation between a woman and her lover is played out in a 40-minute one-act opera for soprano and piano.
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.
Performances of La Voix humaine are at the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road.
All other performances take place at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.