Nov 13, 2019 7:00pm
Feb 13, 2020 7:00pm
Venue Baumann Centre
Cost Free / donations gratefully accepted
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Opera Today Events …
IESTYN DAVIES IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT HOLLISTON
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral, Chapel of the New Jerusalem
Renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies talks with Robert Holliston about Baroque music, its current popularity, and the role of the countertenor.
DISCOVERING THE COWICHAN OPERA
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 7 pm
The Baumann Centre
Admission by donation
You may never have heard of this, but Tzinquaw is a full opera based on a Quw’utsun legend. First performed in 1950, it was born out of a friendship between a music teacher in Duncan and his Quw’utsun student, Abel Joe. It featured an all-Cowichan cast and even toured across BC.
Join us as we share music, history and images from this historic and little known event. The evening will also include a performance by Indigenous youth as they explore traditional music of these territories. Special guest Ron Rice, a descendant of an original cast member, will share stories and insights into this historic production in community.
DIVERSITY ON THE STAGE
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 7 pm
The Baumann Centre
Is opera doing enough for artists of colour? A discussion with guest panelists including Jaime Martino, Executive Director of Tapestry New Opera Works
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Time TBA
A celebration of women who have had an impact on the world of Opera
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