Vancouver Opera Teams Up with Public Library for ‘Opera Adventures’

By David Salazar

Vancouver Opera and Vancouver Public Library are teaming up to launch “Opera Adventures.”

The program will invite audience members to get to know opera through a look at the art form’s history and its stories. Each event will feature performances as well.

The series kicks off on Oct. 5, 2022 with a preview for “The Pearl Fishers,” which opens at the Vancouver Opera on Oct. 22, 2022. The event will feature The Kettle Choir and the vocal ensemble musica intima. Sarah Kirsch, a singer/pundit/vocal researcher will also make an appearance.

“Opera should be for everyone,” said Vancouver Opera General Director Tom Wright in an official press statement. “This exciting new partnership with the Vancouver Public Library will give Vancouverites a chance to discover the incredible beauty of the human voice and the amazing power of Opera. We can’t wait to share with audiences the many steps it takes to build an opera, the skill and craftsmanship behind the sets, costumes, and props, and of course the incredible power of the singing.”

“The Pearl Fishers” will be directed by Rachel Peake and conducted by Kamna Gupta. It will star Miriam Khalil, Aaron Blake, Phillip Addis, and Vartan Gabrielian.