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Vancouver Opera lineup for 2016-2017 Season

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 18, 2016 3:00 pm

The Vancouver Opera’s 2016-2017 season will include classic Hansel & Gretel (November – December 2016) and Festival productions of Otello, Dead Man Walking, and The Marriage of Figaro (April – May 2017). This is the first season of the VO’s new Festival format. In January, 2017, VO will co-present a new take on Macbeth with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Italian Cultural Centre.

From Vancouver Opera’s current General Director, James Wright: “The 2016-2017 season truly is a landmark for the company and the community. We have selected four wonderful operas to appeal to people of all ages and interests.”


Hansel & Gretel

Suitable for ages 6 and up. Vancouver Opera brings a beloved holiday tradition in a new production for audiences of all ages, designed by Canada’s renowned Old Trout Puppet Workshop.

When: November 24 – December 22, 2016

Where: Vancouver Playhouse

Macbeth at PuSh Festival

The vibrant, dark and visceral interpretation sets Shakespeare’s story of greed, tyranny and remorse in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

When: January 16 – 21, 2017

Where: Vancouver Playhouse


Verdi’s large-scale tragic masterpiece marries Shakespeare’s poetry with sumptuous orchestrations and unsurpassed drama.

When: April 28 – May 6, 2017

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Dead Man Walking

Following the Oscar-winning movie of the same name, Dead Man Walking chronicles the story of a convicted Louisiana murderer who is befriended by a Catholic nun seeking to understand the nature of divine forgiveness.

When: April 29 – May 7, 2017

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s perennial favourite is funny, tender and profoundly human. The lively new production will feature contemporary set and costume design.

When: April 30 – May 18, 2017

Where: Vancouver Playhouse

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