UPDATE: Vancouver Opera Cancels Simulcast of ‘HMS Pinafore’

By Nicolas Quiroga

UPDATE: On May 5, 2022 the company announced that it was canceling the simulcast due to the weather forecast for May 7. The remainder of this article is presented as originally published. 

The Vancouver Opera House is set to present a live simulcast of “HMS Pinafore” on May 7, 2022 at the šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the QET Plaza).

Conductor Rosemary Thomson is set to debut with the company alongside a cast starring soprano Caitlin Wood; tenor Ernesto Ramírez; baritones Jorell Williams, Peter McGillivray and Marcus Nance; and mezzo-soprano Megan Latham. “HMS Pinafore” will be sung in English with subtitles.

“This inaugural simulcast of ‘HMS Pinafore’ at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the QET Plaza) is a great way to celebrate opera with a new audience,” said Vancouver Opera General Manager Tom Wright in an official press statement. “Our goal is to make this a fun celebration of the arts and provide new audience members a glimpse into the magic created by Vancouver Opera on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage.”

The simulcast is sponsored by Jana and Bill Maclagan.