Pacific Opera Victoria

Archival Posters and Photos

From Pacific Opera Victoria Productions

This new archive provides a glimpse of posters and cast lists from POV's past productions. Additional materials will continue to be added over the coming months.

To celebrate the milestone of POV's 100th production in 2013, a collection of POV's historic posters was gathered and digitized by the University of Victoria Archives. The POV Poster Collection forms a part of the POV archives, now housed at UVic Archives & Special Collections and may be viewed Online at UVic Archives.

Repertoire History


Madama Butterfly, 1981

Poster for Madama Butterfly, February 1981.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: Peter C. Wylde
Set Designer: William D. West
Costume Designer: Carole Sabiston
Lighting Designer: Cameron More
Stage Manager: Myra A. Malley
Chorus Master : Jean Letourneau
Accompanist: Kathleen Letourneau

Cio-Cio San: Delcina Stevenson
Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton: Vinson Cole
Sharpless: Bernard Turgeon
Suzuki: Barbara Prowse
Goro, the Marriage Broker: Rory Hammond
The Bonze: Hans Steffen
Prince Yamadori: Richard Margison
Dolore: Thomas Shields
Commissioner: Peter Bradley
Registrar: Anthony Britneff
Yakuside: Gordon Thomson
Cook: Milt Wright
Monks, Chairbearers, Houseboys: Ken Baker, David Goossen, David Larose, David McDonald


The Abduction from the Seraglio, 1981

Poster for The Abduction from the Seraglio, September 1981.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: Glynis Leyshon
Designer: Jack Simon
Lighting Designer: Cameron More
Stage Manager: Myra A. Malley
Chorus Master: Jean Letourneau
Accompanist: Robert Holliston

Constanza: Barbara Collier
Belmonte: Richard Margison
Blonde: Susan Austin
Pedrillo: Rory Hammond
Osmin: Giulio Kukurugya
Pasha Selim: Anthony Jenkins


La Bohème, 1986

Poster for La Bohème, February 1986.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: Glynis Leyshon
Set Designer: Graham Caswell
Lighting Designer: Giles Hogya
Costumes: Malabar, Toronto
Stage Manager: Marilyn Oberg
Chorus Master: Michael Gormley
Accompanist: Teresa Turgeon

Rodolfo: Rico Serbo
Marcello: Theodore Baerg
Colline: Christopher Cameron
Schaunard: Stephen Bouey
Benoit: Clifford Ridley
Mimi: Iris Fraser
Parpignol: Hugh Sinnott
Musetta: Irena Welhasch
Alcindoro: Peter Bradley
Customs Guard: Rudy Ewert


Il Trovatore, 1986

Poster for Il Trovatore, September 1986.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: Robert Carsen
Set Designer: Alan Fellows
Lighting Designer: Jeffrey Dallas
Stage Manager: Ray Chesin
Chorus Master: Michael Gormley
Costumes: Malabar, Toronto
Accompanist: Teresa Turgeon

Count di Luna: Cornelis Opthof
Leonora: Heather Thomson
Azucena: Audrey Glass
Manrico: Augusto Paglialunga
Ferrando: Christopher Cameron
Inez: Gail Suderman
Ruiz: Glen Dias Denz


The Marriage of Figaro, 1986

Poster for The Marriage of Figaro, September 1990.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: Irving Guttman
Set Designer: Pam Johnson
Lighting Designer: Gerald King
Fight Master: David Bloom
Costume Designer: Malabar, Toronto
Chorus Master: Michael Gormley
Stage Manager: J. Craig Moddle
Accompanist: Nancy Sheeley
Pre-Performance Lectures: Anthony Jenkins

Figaro: Phillip Ens
Susanna: Kathleen Brett
Dr. Bartolo: Brian McIntosh
Marcellina: Sally Braswell
Cherubino: Catherine Sevigny
Count Almaviva: Steven Horst
Don Basilio: Gerald Isaac
Countess Almaviva: Joanne Kolomyjec
Antonio: Joel Katz
Don Curzio: Gerald Isaac
Barbarina: Aviva Lacterman
Young Girls: Charlotte Hale, Rasma Bertz


Così fan tutte, October 1991

Poster for Così fan tutte, October 1991.

Conductor: Georg Tintner
Director: Bill Glassco
Set Designer: Mary Kerr
Lighting Designer: Luc Prairie
Costume Designer: Malabar, Toronto
Stage Manager: Alexandra Halliday
Accompanist: Robert Holliston
Pre-Performance Lectures: Suzanne Edmondson

Fiordiligi: Ingrid Attrot
Dorabella: Sandra Graham
Guglielmo: Steven Horst
Ferrando: Benjarmin Butterfield
Despina : Joanne Hounsell
Don Alfonso: David Watson



The Abduction from the Seraglio, 1992

Poster for The Abduction from the Seraglio, October 1992.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: François Racine
Set Designer: Andre Barbe
Costume Designer: Diane Coude
Lighting Designer: Luc Prairie
Chorus Master: Michael Gormley
Stage Manager: Debora Johns
Accompanist: Robert Holliston
Pre-Performance Lectures: Mikki Reintjes

Constanze: Susan Tsagkaris
Blonde: Valerie Gonzalez
Belmonte: Rico Serbo
Pedrillo: Blaine Hendsbee
Osmin: Edward Crafts
Pasha Selim: Anthony Jenkins


The Merry Widow, 1993

Poster for The Merry Widow, April 1993.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: Glynis Leyshon
Set Designer: Helen Jarvis
Lighting Designer: Bruce Halliday
Dance Staging: Heather-Elayne Day
Chorus Master: Michael Gormley
Stage Manager: Debora Johns
Accompanist: Robert Holliston
Pre-Performance Lectures: Robert Holliston

Baron Zeta: Joel Katz
Valencienne: Joanne Hounsell
Camille de Rosillon: Mark Calkins
Vicomte Cascada: Christopher Johnson
Raoul de St. Brioche: Christopher Coyea
Kromow: Brett Polegato
Olga: Suzanne Nelms
Pritschitsch: Frank May
Praskowia: Lori Treloar
Bogdanowitsch: Hugh Sinnott
Sylviane: Patricia Sinnott
Njegus: Jim Leard
Hanna Glawari, the Merry Widow: Heather Thomson
Danilo Danilovitch: Theodore Baerg


La traviata, 1994

Poster for La traviata, April 1994.

Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Director: Irving Guttman
Set Designer: Pam Johnson
Lighting Designer: Harry Frehner
Chorus Master: Michael Gormley
Stage Manager: Deanne Collinson
Costumes: Malabar, Toronto
Accompanist: Robert Holliston
Pre-Performance Lectures: Robert Holliston

Violetta Valery: Liping Zhang
Flora Bervoix: Marcia Swanston
Marchese D'Obigny: Jeremy Moray
Gastone de Letorieres: Michiel Schrey
Alfredo Germont: Keith Boldt
Baron Douphol: David Collins
Doctor Grenvil: Christopher Johnson
Annina: Hanna Bendtsen
Giuseppe: Hugh Sinnott
Giorgio Germont: John Fanning



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