2015-2016 Season: Otello, The Barber of Seville, and A Midsummer Night's Dream Otello The Barber of Seville A Midsummer Night's Dream Pacific Opera Victoria 2015/16 season

2015/16 OPERA SEASON

With Verdi and Britten's dazzling adaptations of Shakespeare and Rossini's brilliant take on Beaumarchais, we celebrate theatre reborn as opera!

 

OTELLO

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Based on the tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare

October 15, 17, 23, 2015, at 8 pm
Wednesday, October 21, at 7 pm
Sunday, October 25, at 2:30 pm

A tragedy to make heaven weep, as evil and jealousy twist love in bitterness and anguish.

A co-production with Opéra de Montréal


 

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Based on the play Le Barbier de Séville by Pierre Beaumarchais

February 11, 13, 19, 2016, at 8 pm
Wednesday, February 17, at 7 pm
Sunday, February 21, at 2:30 pm

An exuberant conspiracy on behalf of youth, hope, and the delirious joy of first love


 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto adapted by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears from William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream

April 14, 16, 22, 2016, at 8 pm
Sunday, April 24, at 2:30 pm

An enchanting collision of worlds as fairies, countryfolk, and moonstruck young lovers spin through a single magical night.


 

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All performances take place at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.


 

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