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Address: 649 Cambie St | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2P1, Canada
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Hansel and Gretel - well done

Yesterday I went with a friend to the last show of Van Opera's Hansel and Gretel and was impressed. The use of puppets was a clever idea and well executed. The singing was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible thought provoking performance by a talented company. Initially unsure about attending this event but now inspired to attend more alternative performances delivered by the Vancouver Opera. Let's get more, and diverse cultural events to our great city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday I went with a friend to the last show of Van Opera's Hansel and Gretel and was impressed. The use of puppets was a clever idea and well executed. The singing was excellent and the performers looked like they were having a great time. The witch puppet with the opera tenor singing while manipulating the hands was a highlight.... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

we went to see Evita at the Queen Elizabeth Theater. It is a great venue. the show was good. the leads were very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

We went to opening night of Madama Butterfly and were thrilled with the production. The staging was simple but effectively enhanced with stunning lighting. The singing and orchestration was first rate. We'll probably go again, but will probably wait for another classic opera.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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