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By: City Opera Vancouver  09-12-2011

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Monday, February 21st, 2011

City Opera Vancouver’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce the company has been awarded a commissioning grant of $250,000 US from the Annenberg Foundation, in connection with the philanthropic multimedia organization Explore. This extraordinary sum is believed to be the largest single commissioning grant in Canadian history. The Annenberg Foundation, a private US-based family [..]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The City Opera art auction was a big success. The auction events, which took place in October and December, comprised fifty-two lots generously donated to COV.  Forty-one of these had sold as of December 16th, at prices both above and below the pre-auction estimates. The proceeds of sale were over $43,000, the entire sum going [..]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Another one of our great friends is Rena Sharon at the Vancouver International Song Institute. We invite you to visit VISI online at www.songinstitute.ca. VISI is a UBC-based summer programme that brings together collaborative teaching and learning about song and art song. Performers explore expressive boundaries, scholars consider new research interactions, poets and composers discuss [..]

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Building our production fund You can support City Opera and acquire a coveted work of art. Bid from home — or visit the gallery and bid in person. Second Auction: December 2 – 16. Works in various media. Works in this benefit auction include paintings, prints, photographs, and a Salish feast bowl. Style and subject [..]

Friday, September 24th, 2010

City Opera is creating a Production Fund. We are running an Art Auction in order to finance it. Such a Fund is essential to ongoing success, and to good business management. This Fund will help make possible Pauline – the Margaret Atwood / Christos Hatzis / Judith Forst opera – among other projects.

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Especially if you live in Richmond, South Van, or Delta you are invited. On Wednesday 3 November, beginning at 7:30pm, we’re offering Music at the Chapel. Featuring soprano Mariana Valdés, tenor Nicolas Rhind, pianist Dr Greg Caisley, and narrator Tom Durrie, we will be giving opera in recital at the historic Minoru Chapel. This beautiful [..]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

It is fundamental to City Opera’s identity to share the marquee. Below, what three of our friends are up to these days. They include a quest by our own “Mad Man”, Adam Abrams; an autumn serenade at The Cellar with Rena Sharon; and an eclectic conversation at The Playhouse, hosted by Sam Sullivan.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Sumidagawa  &  Curlew River &  Accent  Inns City Opera Vancouver partners with Accent Inns to provide accommodation for our artists, and our out-of-town audience. They have a Richmond / YVR location that is 17 minutes by car from the Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC, and that offers free shuttle service to and from YVR, and [..]

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

All best wishes for 2010! In order to create Sumidagawa & Curlew River in May 2010, we have made a co-production agreement with UBC Theatre and Film, and Blackbird Theatre. We would like to tell you about Blackbird’s new production of the American classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. It runs from [..]

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

SUMIDAGAWA & CURLEW RIVER Two Great Traditions.  One Great Story. May 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 – May 30 at 2:30 Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC – $40.00 general – $26.00 student ID TICKETS ON SALE AT Sikora’s Classical Records ticketstonight.ca A double bill in May. From the immortal Noh drama Sumidagawa, two modern tellings. [..]

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011