Wexford Festival Opera wins “Best Festival” at International Opera Awards.

Posted on May 14, 2017 in Awards, International Opera Awards, Opera | No Comments
Wexford Festival Opera wins “Best Festival” at International Opera Awards.

Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford, Ireland is an internationally-recognized opera festival with David Agler as its Artistic Director. Maestro Agler previously held the position of Music Director for Vancouver Opera and has conducted the UBC Opera Ensemble many times (mostly recently in last February’s production of Eugene Onegin), and we would like to congratulate him and […]

Cast List for Tales of Hoffmann

Cast List for Tales of Hoffmann

THE CAST** Nov. 7 & 9 Councillor Lindorf — Micah Schroeder Andrès, a servant — Sung San Oh Luther, an innkeeper — Duncan Watts-Grant Nathanaël, a student — Alireza Mojibian Hermann, a student — Rayne Beveridge Wilhelm, a student — Simon Lee Hoffmann, a young poet — Weilong Tao Nicklausse, his companion — Katie Miller […]

Photo Gallery for Hoffmann

Photo Gallery for Hoffmann

Here are images from our dress rehearsal of The Tales of Hoffmann on November 5, 2013.

The Tales of Hoffmann Video Blog… Episode 2

The Tales of Hoffmann Video Blog… Episode 2

Here is Anna Theodosakis’ second episode of the Video Blog for The Tales of Hoffmann. Learn more about Hoffmann’s love interests and watch some clips from rehearsal.

The Tales of Hoffmann Video Blog… Episode 1

The Tales of Hoffmann Video Blog… Episode 1

Here is Anna Theodosakis’ first episode of the Video Blog for The Tales of Hoffmann. Learn more about Hoffmann’s love interests and watch some clips from rehearsal.

Czech Republic Performance Schedule

Czech Republic Performance Schedule

We’re really excited to be back in the Czech Republic performing two operas this summer. Here is our performance schedule: The Cunning Little Vixen July 12 – Opening performance, Teplice, Cultural Center July 14 – Performance, Teplice July 16 – Performance, Teplice July 18 – Performance, Konopiste Carmen July 21 – Opening performance, Teplice, Cultural […]

Carmen receives opening night review!

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Carmen, Opera, Reviews | No Comments
Carmen receives opening night review!

Carmen by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Dates and Venue 22–30 June @ 7.30 pm | Old Auditorium, UBC Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson UBC Opera closed their season with a lively and dramatic Carmen. Leslie Dala conducted a reduced orchestra which sounded a little thin at first but soon resolved into fine support for young voices […]

Carmen now Open!

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 in Carmen, Opera | No Comments
Carmen now Open!

Carmen by Georges Bizet In French with English surtitles™ Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Nancy Hermiston Director Leslie Dala Conductor Set in nineteenth-century Seville, Spain, Georges Bizet’s Carmen tells the story of a seductive gypsy and her tragic love affair with the vulnerable Corporal, Don José. Carmen shocked its earliest audiences, but has since proven to be a masterpiece […]

Georgia Straight gives great Carmen interview

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Georgia Straight, Opera | 3 Comments
Georgia Straight gives great Carmen interview

For today’s up-and-coming opera performers, it’s not enough to just stand and sing on-stage anymore. These days, you have to possess not only heaven-sent vocal powers, but also the ability to act and move around the stage. In other words, you have to be a triple threat. And perhaps no role demands more of that […]

2013–2014 UBC Opera Ensemble Season Announced

2013–2014 UBC Opera Ensemble Season Announced

UBC Opera Ensemble is happy to announce of 2013–2014 Opera Season! Join us for Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Nino Rota’s The Florentine Straw Hat (Il Capello di paglia di Firenze), and Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (Příhody lišky Bystroušky). Each year, new and exciting young singers join us at UBC Opera. We […]