Video Archive

Macbeth, 2012. David Cooper Photography

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Video Archive


Welcome behind the scenes of some of Pacific Opera Victoria's upcoming and past productions! Listen to performers, conductors, directors, and designers talk about their work. See the preparations that take place on and off the stage.

 

Above: Scene change for POV's production of Ariadne auf Naxos. Enjoy a fast-paced glimpse of what goes on behind the red velvet curtain!
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, February 2014

 

Above: Backstage Mashup for Ariadne auf Naxos. Artistic Director Timothy Vernon chats about the opera and we meet some of the cast and crew: Virginia Hatfield (Naiad), Riccardo Iannello (Scaramuccio), and Front of House Manager Robert Rawson.
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, February 2014

 

Above: Artistic Director Timothy Vernon, Director Glynis Leyshon, and POV's Falstaff, Brian Bannatyne-Scott, chat about beer, Shakespeare, and Verdi's Falstaff while sampling the very first glasses of Hoyne Brewing Company's special Falstaff Ale.
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, October 2013

 

Above: Director Amiel Gladstone and leading lady Joni Henson chat with Conductor Joey Pietraroia about POV's production of Tosca and the great city of Rome in which the opera is set.
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, April 2013

 

POV Artistic Director Timothy Vernon introduces the three Britten Festival operas presented in celebration of Benjamin Britten's 100th Anniversary.
Albert Herring: A Pacific Opera Victoria / Vancouver Opera Co-Production, February 2013.
Noye's Fludde: A Pacific Opera Victoria / Belfry Theatre Co-Production, February 2013.
Let's Make an Opera / The Little Sweep: A Pacific Opera Victoria / Victoria Conservatory of Music Co-Production, March 2013.

 

POV Artistic Director Timothy Vernon and Director Glynis Leyshon chat about Britten's effervescent comedy Albert Herring
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, February 2013

 

Young people work behind the scenes to create designs for Noye's Fludde. Guided by Pacific Opera Victoria's expert props and wardrobe artists, visual arts students from Victoria High School are creating the set design, while students from Glenlyon Norfolk School are making the costumes and masks for the animals in the opera.
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, February 2013

 

Conductor Timothy Vernon chats with Madeleine Humer, Artistic Director of the Victoria Children's Choir about Benjamin Britten, his music for children, and Noye's Fludde, a February 2013 co-production of Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and featuring the Victoria Children's Choir.

 

Conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia and Director Michael Shamata discuss Benjamin Britten's Let's Make an Opera / The Little Sweep, a co-production between Pacific Opera Victoria and the Belfry Theatre, to be presented as part of the Britten Festival in celebration of the composer's 100th birthday.
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, March 2013

 

Macbeth: Behind the scenes at POV
Conductor Timothy Vernon and Director Morris Panych chat about Pacific Opera Victoria's October 2012 production of Verdi's Macbeth.
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, October 2012

 

MARIA STUARDA Part 1: A Peek Beneath the Kilt
Principal Coach Robert Holliston introduces Donizetti's bel canto opera Maria Stuarda, and interviews set and costume designer Camellia Koo.
A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, April 2012. With Timothy Vernon, Conductor, the Victoria Symphony, and the POV Chorus.
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MARIA STUARDA Part 2: Duelling Divas
Sally Dibblee (Elisabetta, Queen of England) and Tracy Dahl (Maria Stuarda) discuss their characters, the dramatic situation, and the fictional love triangle in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Produced by Pacific Opera Victoria, April 2012. With Timothy Vernon, Conductor, the Victoria Symphony, and the POV Chorus. A Pacific Opera Victoria Production, April 2012.
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