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Address: 649 Cambie Street | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2P1, Canada
Phone Number: 604 682 2871
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Rigoletto - Opera first- timer

Awesome! Went to see Rigoletto, absolutely loved the whole experience, although I thought the audience under appreciated the performance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Michele A
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Surrey, Canada

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Awesome! Went to see Rigoletto, absolutely loved the whole experience, although I thought the audience under appreciated the performance.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

On May 03,2015 Vancouver Opera's Sweeney Todd was a big disappointment to all of us: our family and friends! It felt like a Halloween show . It was one of the darkest, amateur, and distasteful musicals ever .We were very disappointed. It felt like watching an Opera Company crumbling down right before our eyes. We did express our disappointments to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The performance was good, some odd choices though. Weird placement of dance music that confused the audience and orchestra. The Pie Audio Ads were a great touch. The performances in the first half were great, besides the odd idea to pitch hit the lead's singing (due to illness), I've never seen that done before and I think it ultimately took... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

...We attended Vancouver Opera's production of Verdi's 'Don Carlo' at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on 08 May 2014.  
 In one word, it was 'fantastic'!! And for us, such a great finale to this year's season!

 The performances by all concerned were strong, and well-rewarded by the audience ... which was so "hushed" when they should be -... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We attended Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on 06 March, and once again, were thrilled and captured by the experience of attending another live Vancouver Opera production. This was the third in the series of four operas to be presented by the Vancouver Opera this season (2013-2014), and in every way, 'wow', it was a... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Hurrah, the 2013-2014 season is underway!! We purchased a subscription this year, so four productions to look forward to. We attended their first production - Puccini's 'Tosca' - on Halloween night. And "wow", what a great start to the season!! Tosca ... dramatic, powerful, and musical, and Vancouver Opera's production sure did not let us down. For the performance we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Last saw Mozart's Magic Flute with a West Coast First Nations flavour; it was great and innovative. I like that most of the performers are Canadian. The company is not afraid to challenge the audience. The live orchestra is top notch.

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2 Thank Les T
Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

200$ for 2 seats - I expected something good, at least. I don't mind cultural mix too, a Native adaptation sounded great, but natives were not represented well in this low, british-Canadian adaptation of the magical flute... Singers & orchestra : Papageno, Pamina and Papagena were great. The Native tenor totally owned the main tenor (Tamino) and should have been... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We recently attended Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' (14 March), and once again, were thrilled and captured by the experience of attending another of Vancouver Opera's productions. Seeing and hearing Vancouver Opera's unique take on this opera -- with it's west coast First Nations infusion into the creation and production, and some of the modern influences shown in the libretto, designs,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I have to completely disagree with you, though I am definitely no Opera buff. I found this production confusing and disjointed. This is the first Opera I have ever been to and it is making me never want to see one again. As you said at the beginning, it really isn't the traditional Opera, which is actually really unfortunate. First... More 

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