- $13 for one ticket to Opera Mariposa presents Puccini’s Suor Angelica (up to $22 value)
- When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 17 | Saturday, October 18 | Friday, October 24 | Saturday, October 25
- Where: Marpole United Church
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts.
Puccini’s Suor Angelica
Although Puccini set his famous one-act opera in the late 1600s, Opera Mariposa’s director, Sergio Augusto Flores, instead re-imagines the stirring tale of redemption in the war-torn regions of Europe during the second World War. In it, Sister Angelica, a nun banished to a convent by her wealthy family, receives devastating news that spurs an impulsive act. As she deals with the consequences of both her act and what brought her to the convent in the first place, she experiences the redemptive power of forgiveness.
in addition to this fully staged opera production, the performance includes a concert of highlights from Madama Butterfly, La Bohème, and more performed by award-winning singers from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and London Opera Guild.
Opera Mariposa’s mission is in its name. Taking its title from the Spanish word for “butterfly,” the company aims to inspire talented and promising young performers to shed their literal cocoons and morph into the stars of tomorrow. It’s the vision of soprano Jacqueline Ko, who set out to spotlight up-and-coming talent from throughout North America. Under her artistic direction, artists share both original and time-honoured pieces, ranging from revues of Broadway numbers to stagings of eighteenth-century works. It’s an approach that has won acclaim from audiences and critics alike—one of the young company’s productions was hailed as “a masterpiece” by Review Vancouver, while The Voice called another “a stroke of genius.”