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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 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.

First e‑newsletter of the 2013–2014 Season

First e‑newsletter of the 2013–2014 Season

If you’re already subscribed to our e‑newsletter you will have received the first of the 2013–2014 season today, outlining our first Opera Tea this Sunday, September 15 at the UBC Botanical Gardens at 2pm. The e‑newsletter also describes recent improvements that have been made to the ceiling in the Old Auditorium that will greatly increase […]

Opera & Arias opens Monday, August 26

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Bard on the Beach, Verdi | No Comments
Opera & Arias opens Monday, August 26

Our annual performances at Bard on the Beach begin this Monday, August 26 with more performances on Monday, September 2. We perform at 1pm and 7pm on each of those dates so you’ve got FOUR chances to hear us perform Viva Verdi! a tribute to opera’s greatest composer with excerpts from many of his operas […]

The “drunk” Carmen!

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 in Carmen, Humour | No Comments
The “drunk” Carmen!

This certainly never occurred during OUR production of Carmen (either in Vancouver or the Czech Republic)! The stalwart, respected tenor Alexei Steblianko went toe-to-toe with a visibly swaying Dragana Jugović del Monaco. Steblianko looks like he knows he’s in trouble but sees it through like a good professional. As for his leading lady, well, you […]

Glowing Review of The Cunning Little Vixen in the Czech Republic

Glowing Review of The Cunning Little Vixen in the Czech Republic

Thank you to Milena Janda for providing a brief translation of a review of our UBC Opera Ensemble Cunning Little Vixen performed in the Czech Republic. This review is for the performance that took place in Benesov. The Cunning Little Vixen Canadian Style. Jan Dehner (musicologist) Janacek’s (and Tesnohlidek’s) Vixen had already long time ago left […]

BC Catholic article on UBC Carmen

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 in BC Catholic, Carmen | No Comments
BC Catholic article on UBC Carmen

Francesca Corrado featured in article in BC Catholic about our June, 2013 production of Carmen. Follow the link below to view a PDF of the full article below. UBC_Carmen_BC_Catholic

Reviews of our Czech Republic production of Carmen

Posted on Jul 26, 2013 in Carmen, Czech Republic, Reviews | No Comments
Reviews of our Czech Republic production of Carmen

Thank you to Milena Janda for summarizing these Czech reviews. Sensual Francesca Corrado and captivating Weilong Tao It would be difficult to compete with the recent performances of Carmen in Teplice.  The velvety mezzo-soprano of Francesca Corrado representing the fiery and untamable heroine and Tao’s love-torn and finally defeated and suffering Don Jose were both […]

Some great photos from our Czech Republic production of Carmen

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 in Carmen, Czech Republic | No Comments
Some great photos from our Czech Republic production of Carmen

Here are some pictures of the production of Carmen we’re performing in the Czech Republic, taken by the UBC Opera Ensemble performers themselves! Follow this link to view more photos!

Our Ontario Carmen is written up in The Star

Posted on Jul 20, 2013 in Carmen, Westben | No Comments
Our Ontario Carmen is written up in The Star

After a recent rehearsal of Carmen, the T‑shirt-clad UBC singers played volleyball in the meadow. “I love the country, everything, including the barns,” says Francesca Corrado, who plays the provocative gypsy with a thing for matadors. She often visited her grandfather in rural Italy as a child and says Campbellford reminds her of those happy days. […]

Artwork for The Cunning Little Vixen re-imagined

Artwork for The Cunning Little Vixen re-imagined

Those talented UBC Opera Ensemble performers found time during their current performance schedule of The Cunning Little Vixen to recreate the official artwork for the upcoming 2014 performances in Vancouver using actual performers in costume from their Czech Republic performances. What can’t the UBC Opera Ensemble members do? Such talent and imagination.