2009-10 season

2009-2010 Season

With pride and profound gratitude we are marking our 30th anniversary season with four absolutely original productions of celebrated works, each one crafted uniquely for POV's remarkable audience.

With our expansion to four productions, we are realizing a long-held dream of sharing with you more of this extraordinary art form that brings to our lives so much brilliance, complexity, and clarity.

Opera engages your eyes and ears, stimulates your intellect and passion, arouses your laughter and tears. This season we have a perfect confluence of stories, music, and drama to inspire and enchant. We hope you will revel in it!

La traviata

October 1, 6, 8, and 10, 2009 at 8 pm
Matinée October 3 at 3 pm
In Italian with English surtitles

Directed by Dennis Garnhum. Designed by David Boechler
With Sookhyung Park as Violetta, Vale Rideout as Alfredo, and Bruce Kelly as Germont.

Profoundly touching. Extravagantly melodic.


Stravinsky - The Rake's Progress

November 12, 17, 19, and 21, 2009
Matinée November 14 at 3 pm
In English with English surtitles

Directed by Glynis Leyshon. Set design by Allan Stichbury
With Colin Ainsworth as Tom Rakewell, Lucia Cesaroni as Anne, Gregory Dahl as Nick Shadow, Chad Louwerse as Trulove, and Mia Lennox-Williams as Baba the Turk.

A devilish tale, seductively sung


Strauss - Capriccio

February 25, March 2, 4, and 6, 2010
Matinée February 27 at 3 pm
In German with English surtitles

Directed by Robert McQueen. Designed by Christina Poddubiuk

With Erin Wall as the Countess, James Westman as the Count, Joshua Hopkins as Olivier, Kurt Lehmann as Flamand, Brian Bannatyne-Scott as La Roche, and Norine Burgess as Clairon

An opera is an absurd thing.


Mozart - Così fan tutte

April 15, 20, 22, and 24, 2010
Matinée April 17 at 3 pm
In Italian with English surtitles

Directed by François Racine. Set designed by Elli Bunton. Costume design by Mara Gottler.

With Charlotte Corwin as Fiordiligi, Lauren Segal as Dorabella, Antonio Figueroa as Ferrando, Stephen Hegedus as Guglielmo, Michèle Bogdanowicz as Despina, and Doug MacNaughton as Alfonso

Youthful folly. Sublime music.


Verdi - La

Stravinsky - The
Rake's Progress

Strauss -

Mozart -
Così fan tutte


travellers treat

Coming from out of town? We recommend the Chateau Victoria, our host hotel. For special discount subscriber rates, contact them directly at 1.800.663.5891.


Royal Oak Burial Park

Season Underwriter