Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8 pm
Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra at Johnson
The Victoria Conservatory of Music Opera Studio presents Henry Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas. The opera is fully staged in a concept by Pacific Opera Victoria Resident Director Sarah Pelzer.
Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas was written in 1688 and is one of the enduring masterpieces of the operatic repertoire. The music is passionate, full of variety and simply gorgeous! It tells the tale of Aeneas, a Trojan prince, who has escaped the devastation of Troy and lands in Carthage Queen Dido falls deeply in love with him.
The work is performed by singers from VCM Opera Studio, along with a small string ensemble made up of students and VCM faculty.
Soprano Nancy Argenta has overseen the musical preparation for the performances. An internationally acclaimed interpreter of Purcell's vocal music, she has at various times performed four different roles in this opera!
Tickets: Adults $20, Students/Seniors $10, VCM Students/Faculty $5Available
For more information phone VCM at 250-386-5311 or visit the Opera Studio web page.
March and April, 2015
Singers from Pacific Opera Victoria are visiting six retirement and long term care homes throughout Greater Victoria in March and April, sharing the joy of music through opera and song, through the Health Arts Society's Concerts in Care program. The partnership between POV and Health Arts Society's Concerts in Care programme links people in retirement homes and in care with the community by allowing them to enjoy superb musical performances.
A FREE opera preview to help you discover even more about each original POV production. Hosted by Principal Coach Robert Holliston, INSIDE Opera allows anyone to explore POV's productions, whether they have opera tickets or not. Subscribers can bring friends, and it's all free. Just call to reserve.
Due to popular demand we offer two sessions of INSIDE Opera – at 10 am and at noon. Reserve NOW!
Free of charge. Free Parking. Bring a friend!
Please reserve in advance:
250-385-0222 or 250-382-1641 or .
Please specify your preferred session – 10 am or noon.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria School of Music
UVic Campus Map
Enjoy lunch in elegant surroundings while Robert Holliston presents a special INSIDE Opera at the Union Club of Victoria.
11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Union Club Centennial Ballroom, 805 Gordon Street
$25 per person includes lunch (soup, sandwich, dainties, tea, coffee).
Please call 250-382-1641 to reserve with payment. Please reserve at least three days before the event.
Dress code: Business Dress
At UVIC (free)
250.382.1641 or .
At the Union Club
$25 with Lunch