Vancouver Opera Announces 2024-25 Season

By Francisco Salazar

 The Vancouver Opera has announced its 2024-25 season celebrating its 65th anniversary.

In a statement, Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director said, “Through dynamic mainstage productions and grassroots outreach, Vancouver Opera is celebrating all-time operatic triumphs for our 65th anniversary, Since our inaugural 1960 staging of “Carmen,” Vancouver audiences have been treated to world-class talents and dazzling, grand-scale productions. In 2024-2025, we’re excited to honour decades of contributions from international trailblazers and Canadian arts scene stalwarts—and hundreds of years of opera history—while contributing some bold new ideas and energy of our own.”

The season will open with Strauss’ classic operetta “Die Fledermaus” with Ashlie Corcoran directing and  Music Director Jacques Lacomb conducting.

Performance Dates: Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2024

Jonathan Dove’s “Flight” will be directed by Morris Panych and feature set designs by Ken MacDonald. Leslie Dala conducts.

Performance Dates: Feb. 8-16, 2025

Jacques Lacombe conducts Puccini’s timeless “Madama Butterfly.”  Tokyo-born soprano Yasko Sato sings the title role.

Performance Dates: April 26-May 4, 2025

Vancouver Opera will also be presenting several other special events, including the return of the popular, free, and family-friendly Opera in the Park on Sunday, July 14. Starting with a range of fun afternoon activities, audiences will be treated to an evening of duets, arias, and more from VO’s 2024-2025 season and beyond, led by Music Director Jacques Lacombe and featuring sublime vocal soloists alongside the VO orchestra and chorus.