The season culminates with Les Feluettes, a co-commission with POV and Opéra de Montréal, based on a brilliant Canadian play. Les Feluettes made a sensational world première in Montreal in May 2016 and comes to Victoria in April, 2017.
With unforgettable characters, astonishing dramatic insight, and a fascinating interplay of darkness and light, danger and love, these are stories so big they have to be sung!
A new Canadian Opera Co-commissioned & Co-produced by Pacific Opera Victoria & Opéra de Montréal
Based on a celebrated Canadian play by Michel Marc Bouchard, Les Feluettes (Lilies) is a romantic drama of startling beauty.
In 1912 a group of boys at a Quebec college rehearse Gabriele D'Annunzio's sensual play The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian. As a devastating love triangle plays out, one boy dies, one is sent to prison, one becomes a bishop. Decades later, the bishop is made to watch as prisoners re-enact the past.
Music by Kevin March
Libretto by Michel Marc Bouchard, based on his play Les Feluettes
April 20, 22, 28, 2017, at 8 pm
Sunday, April 30, at 2:30 pm