Countess Maritza by Emmerich Kálmán, April 2019


Music by Emmerich Kálmán
Libretto by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald

April 25, 27, May 3, 2019, at 8 pm
Sunday, May 5, at 2:30 pm

The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.

Sung in English, with English surtitles
Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain


When the beguiling young Countess Maritza invents a fiancé in order to keep her hordes of admirers at bay, it's inevitable that she will find true love by the end of the story.

With plenty of plot twists and fireworks, a happy ending, and scrumptious music from the heyday of Viennese operetta, this romantic comedy is sophisticated, nostalgic, and unabashedly entertaining – a joyous reminder that not all opera is "a song of love and death."


Cast and Creative Team

  • Conductor: Timothy Vernon
  • Director: Linda Brovsky
  • Designer: Patrick Clark
  • Lighting Designer: Kimberly Purtell

  • Countess Maritza: Leslie Ann Bradley
  • Count Tassilo: Adam Luther
  • Manja: Jennifer Taverner
  • Baron Zsupán: Michael Barrett
  • Prince Populescu: Bruce Kelly
  • Lisa: Suzanne Rigden

WIth the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Chorus



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