Opera Today

Wednesday
Feb 19, 2020 7:00pm

Venue Baumann Centre

Cost Free / donations gratefully accepted

Opera Today is a new series that highlights the profound relevance of opera in today’s changing world.

Explore themes from opera as they relate to the world you live in today. This series connects the issues on your news feed to the operatic art form.


Coming up on Opera Today…

  • JONATHAN DOVE’S FLIGHT
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Time TBC
    The Baumann Centre
    A discussion with special guests.
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Time TBA
    Venue TBA
    A celebration of women who have had an impact on the world of Opera

Previously, on Opera Today…

  • TRADITIONAL OPERA THROUGH TODAY’S LENS
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00pm. Royal Theatre Lobby
    Traditional opera in a contemporary world: should we keep singing these stories?
    A panel discussion with guests Joel Ivany Artistic Director, Against the Grain Theatre; Caleb Marshall, Managing Artistic Director of The Canadian College of Performing Arts; Benjamin Butterfield, Head of Voice and Co-Head of Performance at University of Victoria
  • 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 in conversation 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
    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. This Opera Today session shared music, history and images from this historic and little known event. Special guest Ron Rice, a descendant of an original cast member shared stories and insights into this historic production. The evening also included a performance by the Tzinquaw Dancers, an Indigenous youth ensemble who explore traditional music of these territories.

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