"Our season will start on October 3 by offering our audiences a wonderful Opera Tea in the intimate setting of the UBC Botanical Garden. We will introduce you to our new students and re-acquaint you with some of your favourite young talent from past performances.
There is nothing like a laugh to make you feel good, lift your spirits and remind you of when life was much simpler—something I think we all need. Gilbert and Sullivan’s wonderful operetta, The Gondoliers, takes you to beautiful Venice and mysterious Barataria!
We hope the wit and charm of this delightful operetta; the beautiful sets and costumes; and the energy, joy and talent of our UBC Opera Ensemble, conductor Leslie Dala, and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra will bring you sheer fun and laughter. We will celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season with you on November 28 with an Opera Tea at the historic Old Auditorium.
Opera excerpts from favourite composers will be presented along with holiday songs from around the world. From January 29 to February 6, 2022, we will bring our long-awaited performances of Le nozze di Figaro to the stage at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Conductor Gordon Gerrard will lead the Mozart masterpiece with three different casts of the UBC Opera Ensemble.
One of the most performed works in the opera repertoire, this timeless and seminal work will delight seasoned and new audiences, young and old. The beauty and brilliance of the music will be matched by the stunning sets, costumes, lighting and ambience of the production."