Opera Ninja Returns!


Yes the stealthy tweeter is back and live tweeting the dress rehearsals of Vancouver Opera. Opera Ninja was last seen during La Traviata, but since then…silence. I mean there’s stealthy and then there is…absence. Fear not opera fans, I will again be donning the mask of the Opera Ninja for this opera season! First up: […]

New Posters for the Next Season of Vancouver Opera


Very different posters for next season vs this season. I like the one for Traviata the best I think [From Vancouver Opera Blog: New Season, New Look] I do still need to try to get my hands on a Madama Butterfly poster.

Go see Marriage of Figaro for the comedy, and the singing isn’t bad either

Fine, opera isn’t for everyone, but before you think opera isn’t for you, you need to go see one. Seriously. In the opera world there are a lot of great “first time operas” to attend. My first was Eugene Onegin (not in the list of first ones to see), Gus’s was Tosca, I’d put Madama […]

Rock Me Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro Opening


Ah Mozart. Love Mozart’s music, but I haven’t been to a Mozart Opera before … until now. The Marriage of Figaro is the second play in a trilogy, Barber of Seville comes first in the series of plays, but as an opera was second (by 30 years, so the prequel isn’t a new invention!). Regardless, […]

Nixon has flown home, but there are two more operas yet to come this season

This a a belated post, since Nixon in China closed this weekend, but that’s okay because the two operas I’m most looking forward to are coming up next. I haven’t been to a Mozart opera yet, but I tend to like Mozart, and have been listening to Don Giovanni so I think I’ll enjoy Marriage […]