Opera

Chair, Voice and Opera Divisions | Director, UBC Opera Ensemble: Nancy Hermiston

Tickets for all UBC Opera performances including those at the Old Auditorium, Chan Centre, and the Botanical Garden are available through UBC Opera by telephone (604.822.6725), online at ubcoperatickets.com or in person at the Old Auditorium or Freddy Wood Box Office. 

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Next Performance!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by Benjamin Britten (after the Shakespeare play)

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Opera in Three Acts // Sung in English

Benjamin Britten // Composer
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears // Libretto

Leslie Dala Conductor
Nancy Hermiston Director
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Presented in cooperation with Vancouver Opera

The opera is based on the Shakespeare play of the same name. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. To escape the arranged marriage, they elope into the woods. Demetrius follows them and is pursued by Helena, who nurses an unrequited passion for him. A love quadrangle develops among them when mischievous Puck plays Cupid. Meanwhile, a group of rough craftsmen attempt to stage a production of “Pyramus and Thisby” for the wedding of the

Duke of Athens. Soon all find their lives changed by the acts of Oberon and Tytania, the warring king and queen of the fairies. Magic, action, love and humour are the ingredients for this unforgettable spell.

June 23, 24, 25 // 7:30 pm
June 26 // 2:00 pm
Old Auditorium

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2015/2016 Mainstage Season

Manon

Opera in Five Acts // Sung in French
Jules Massenet // Composer
Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille // Libretto

November 5, 6, 7 // 7:30 pm
November 8 // 2:00 pm
Old Auditorium

Rosemary Thomson Conductor
Nancy Hermiston Director
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

A Night In Venice

(Eine Nacht in Venedig)

Operetta in Three Acts // Sung in German
Johann Strauss II // Composer
F. Zell and Richard Genée// Libretto

February 4, 5, 6 // 7:30 pm
February 7 // 2:00 pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Jonathan Girard Conductor
Nancy Hermiston Director
UBC Symphony Orchestra

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Opera in Three Acts // Sung in English

Benjamin Britten // Composer
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears // Libretto

June 23, 24, 25 // 7:30 pm
June 26 // 2:00 pm
Old Auditorium

Leslie Dala Conductor
Nancy Hermiston Director
Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Presented in cooperation with Vancouver Opera