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2016 News and Information

Breathtaking melodies for Minoru Chapel Opera

25 April 2016

Opera lovers are invited to revel in the wide range of musical experiences from comedy to drama, revelation to fantasy and past to present. Great Arias and Duets for Soprano and Baritone will be presented by City Opera Vancouver in two performances on Wednesday, May 4. This will be City Opera Vancouver’s seventh appearance at the Minoru Chapel and their spectacular concerts invariably draw full houses.

City Opera Vancouver favourite, Tom Durrie, will host and share the stage with three of Vancouver’s most accomplished artists: Chloe Hurst (soprano), Samuel Chan (baritone) and Richard Epp (pianist) who will perform pieces from a variety of beloved operas including Pagliacci, La Bohème, Thaïs and The Magic Flute.

The May 4 concert is the second of three events in the Minoru Chapel Opera Spring 2016 season. For the final concert, Opera Opulenza will present Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana on Wednesday, June 1.

The Minoru Chapel Opera series is performed at 6540 Gilbert Road, Richmond (beside the Gateway Theatre). Seats are limited and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 604-276-4300 (quote course #1362258 for 2 p.m. show, #1362259 for 7 p.m. show). Admission is $20 for adults and $18 for students/seniors. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

City Opera Vancouver is a professional chamber opera company that brings the intimate experience of chamber opera to a wide audience. Their repertoire spans four centuries, from chamber opera’s beginnings to contemporary and commissioned works, with a special interest in Canadian music and artists. Accessible and innovative, City Opera offers a unique musical experience to Metro Vancouver audiences.

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