UBC Opera 2012-2013 Season

The UBC Opera presented Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte (Italian opera) from 1-4 November at the UBC Old Auditorium. The Italian opera is set in 18th Century Naples and UBC Opera chose to keep their sets and costumes in the right time period (albeit with some changes). For photos, please click on this link.

I encourage all of you to attend at least one production by UBC Opera while you’re in Vancouver. I assure you the operas will not coincide with the ones by the Vancouver Opera and you’ll most likely find more classics performed by UBC Opera. These talented young students are preparing for their international careers so come and support them in their endeavours, whilst bathing yourself in culture!

Ticket prices vary according to the age group and seat assignment is based on first-come first-served:

$35 – adults
$25 – seniors
$20 – students

For more upcoming UBC Opera 2012-2013 performances, please see below (taken from the UBC Opera website):

Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc

In French with English surtitles™
Nancy Hermiston Director
David Agler Conductor

UBC Opera Ensemble with the UBC Symphony Orchestra
February 7, 8, 9 | 7:30 PM
February 10 | 2:00 PM
Chan Centre for Performing Arts

A brilliantly moving and tragic French opera, Dialogues des Carmélites is based on historical events that took place at a monastery of Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution.  Filled with lush harmonies characteristic of Poulenc’s style, the opera shows the resolute determination and emotional plight of the Carmelite nuns whose faith is put to the ultimate test.  UBC Opera welcomes internationally acclaimed artists, mezzo-soprano Judith Forst, and conductor David Agler, in its presentation of this French masterpiece.

The Italian Girl in Algiers by Gioachino Rossini

In Italian with English surtitles™
Nancy Hermiston Director
Leslie Dala Conductor

UBC Opera Ensemble
June 27, 28, 29 | 7:30 PM
June 30 | 2:00 PM
UBC Old Auditorium

Trouble is afoot in the harem of the mighty Mustafa! Tired of his wife, he orders his lieutenant to find him a new but not just any girl—she must be an Italian! When only one is found, Mustafa gets more than he bargained for. Shattering the stereotype of the damsel in distress, Rossini’s cross-cultural opera, L’italiana in Algeri, delivers a potpourri of farcical schemes, clash of the sexes, cultural improbabilities and delicious comedy. Vancouver Opera Associate Conductor and Chorus Director, Leslie Dala, joins UBC Opera in this hilarious summer treat for all ages.


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