Pop Up Opera

Saturday
Jun 20, 2020

to

Sunday
Aug 30, 2020

Venue Various

Cost Free

Your support of Pacific Opera Victoria in action

Supporting Artists | Supporting Community

Every gift you make to Pacific Opera Victoria supports working artists and music in community. This summer, singers from Pacific Opera traveled and performed in public spaces throughout the Capital Regional District four days per week – Saturday, Sunday and two weekdays.

Pop Up Opera featured one or two singers accompanied by recorded tracks created by pianist Robert Holliston. Each day the singer(s) popped up in four or five spots for 10 minutes of music, in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks, and outside retirement residences and care facilities.

Nine local opera artists were engaged for the Pop Up Opera series:
Louis Dillon
Kyla Fradette
Alana Hayes
Ai Horton
Abby Schuliger
Anna Shill
Cassidy Stahr
Jan Van der Hooft
Allison Ward

Enjoy the videos below of Pop Up Artists in some of Victoria’s most iconic locations ~ and please consider supporting Pacific Opera today by making a donation or confirming your early registration for our online Holiday Auction by emailing our Development Coordinator, Noelle at noelle@pacificopera.ca.

 


Enjoy a taste of Pop Up Opera in some of Victoria’s most beautiful locations!

Join soprano Ai Horton on the grounds of Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle as she performs The Fields are Full, a setting by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs of the poem by Edward Shanks. Robert Holliston accompanies on piano.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Enjoy a performance by Bass baritone Louis Dillon at Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Louis sings the beautiful song Whither Must I Wander by Ralph Vaughan Williams, accompanied by pianist Robert Holliston.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Be enraptured by soprano Anna Shill’s performance at Ogden Point as she sings Benjamin Britten’s variation of The Ash Grove, a traditional Welsh folk song. Robert Holliston accompanies on piano.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Watch and listen to Bass baritone Louis Dillon at Fisherman’s Wharf, where he wonderfully performs Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo with a piano accompaniment by Robert Holliston.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Savour soprano Ai Horton’s performance at the Inner Harbour. Ai sings the wonderful aria Vedrai Carino from Don Giovanni
Robert Holliston accompanies on piano.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.


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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy physically distanced opera! We hope Pop Up Opera brought art and music to your life during these difficult times.