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    The Cunning Little Vixen, 2014

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    The Florentine Straw Hat, 2014

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    The Tales of Hoffmann, 2013

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    Carmen, 2013

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    Così fan tutte, 2012

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    Rusalka, 2012

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    La Bohème, 2007

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    Les Dialogues des Carmélites, 2013

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    The Merry Widow, 2012

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    The Crucible, 2011

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    Opera Ball Fundraiser

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    The Dreamhealer, 2008

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    Albert Herring, 2011

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    Don Giovanni, 2010

The Bartered Bride in the Czech Republic

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Czech Republic, Smetana, The Bartered Bride | No Comments
The Bartered Bride in the Czech Republic

The UBC Opera Ensemble, on tour in the Czech Republic, will open its production of Smetana’s The Bartered Bride on Thursday, July 17. The attached scan from a local Czech newspaper highlights the upcoming performances. Thank you to Milena Janda for translating the excerpt for us. You can follow the tour’s additional performance dates on […]

UBC Opera Ensemble 2014–2015 Season Announced

UBC Opera Ensemble 2014–2015 Season Announced

UBC Opera Ensemble is proud to announce its upcoming 2014–2015 season. Our first production will be Bedřich Smetana’s charming The Bartered Bride (Prodaná nevěsta), with performances in the Old Auditorium November 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm; and November 16 at 2:00 pm. Nancy Hermiston will direct, with Norbert Baxa conducting members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. […]

The Cunning Little Vixen performance photos

The Cunning Little Vixen performance photos

Here are images from our final dress rehearsal of The Cunning Little Vixen held on Monday, June 23, 2014. All photos by Tim Matheson. And here are final dress rehearsal photos for the Tuesday, June 24, 2014 cast.

2014 Summer Opera Workshops

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 in Summer Opera Workshop | No Comments
2014 Summer Opera Workshops

What could be better than rehearsing and opera in its own language? In May and June we are offering two workshops for singers, giving them the opportunity to work in either German (May) or Italian (June) with recognized experts in voice and staging. Opera Workshop I, German Excerpts: Mon. May 5 – Sat. May 24 […]

2014 Summer Voice Workshop

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 in Summer Voice Workshop | No Comments
2014 Summer Voice Workshop

Since the Summer of 1993, the UBC Summer Music Institute has been a place where singers can spend up to two weeks on the beautiful UBC Campus concentrating on their solo singing. Singers have the opportunity to interact with UBC School of Music Faculty, as well as professional Classical Musicians from all over the world. […]

Optica Delusions opens this week!

Optica Delusions opens this week!

Optica Delusions has two performances this coming week: Friday, April 11 at 12:45 pm and Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets now! Book by Paula Rosen & Josh Morris Music and Lyrics by Paula Rosen Directed by Nancy HermistonConducted by Richard Epp Here is the full program book, in which you will […]

Photos from 2014 Opera Ball

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 in 2013-2014 Season, Opera Ball | No Comments
Photos from 2014 Opera Ball

A wonderful time was had by all at our 2014 Opera Ball, held on the stage of the Chan Centre on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Here are some photos from the great event! If you weren’t there please join us next year! All photos are by Anna Theo.              

Royal Opera House comes to the Old Auditorium at UBC

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in Cinema, Royal Opera House | No Comments
Royal Opera House comes to the Old Auditorium at UBC

We’re excited to announced that we will be showing four High Definition operas from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the coming months. Each opera will be shown in the Old Auditorium at 1 pm (except for Parsifal and Les Vêpres siciliennes which will begin at 10 am and offer a lunch between acts). […]

The Florentine Straw Hat Dress Rehearsal Photos

The Florentine Straw Hat Dress Rehearsal Photos

Thank you to photographer Tim Matheson for taking these brilliant photos of our second cast dress rehearsal on February 4. View the photos on our facebook page.

Video Blog 3 for The Florentine Straw Hat

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 in The Florentine Straw Hat, video | No Comments
Video Blog 3 for The Florentine Straw Hat

Featuring an interview with maestro Dala!