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Opera Nanaimo is dedicated to producing and presenting high quality operatic works in the mid-Vancouver Island region to advance the public’s appreciation and enjoyment of the art. Founded in 2013, the Opera Nanaimo Society produced a concert series (Opera Gems) in 2014 and full-length operas in 2015 (Amahl and the Night Visitors) and 2016 (Hansel and Gretel), all featuring Island-grown talent. 

 

Music in the Vineyard

 

On Sunday, August 13th, at 2:00 p.m., Opera Nanaimo will hold its first 2017 summer opera and musical theatre event, Voices in the Vineyard.

Voices in the Vineyard will be a wonderful garden party opportunity. It will take place outdoors on the patio of the beautiful Millstone Winery, 2300 Wellington Road E in Nanaimo.

The concert will feature selections from Canadian and European opera and musical theatre sung by local soloists and members of the Opera Nanaimo chorus.

Tickets are $25.00 ($20.00 for Opera Nanaimo members) and includes a fabulous selection of food appetizers. Children’s tickets are $10.00 for the first child and $5.00 for each additional child. Tickets may be purchased through the Port Theatre box office or at the door.

Wine will be available for purchase from the winery, and light snacks will be provided to guests thanks to the generosity of Thrifty Foods

Hansel and Gretel

Composed by Englebert Humperdinck  

 

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The adventure story of two mischievous children who find delicious treats and also discover a dark secret in the woods.

 

This adaptation of the well known Grimm fairy tale has been a favourite opera since its premiere in 1893.  With delightful folk tunes and skilful orchestration, the tale explores universal themes of poverty, peril and bravery resulting in the triumph of good over evil and a happy ending for all.  Well except for the witch!!  Join Opera Nanaimo as it celebrates the richness of imagination and offers an insight into the fear and bravery of children all the while entwined in dreamy fairy-tale melodies. 

Musical Director: Carol Fetherston
Stage Director: Marilyn Kelly
Producer: Arlene Blundell

Meet the Cast & Crew!

 

Dates:      Friday, October 28th at 7:30 p.m. AND
                Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m.

 

Where:    Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre
               6234 Spartan Rd, Nanaimo

 

Tickets:   $28 for adults and $5 for children 16 and under.
               Tickets may be purchased through the Port Theatre Box Office, 125 Front St, Nanaimo  
               250 754-8550 (+ applicable order fees)

 

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:  City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo News Bulletin

 

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