Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these toddling tenors have come with this GrouponLive deal to see Opera Pro Cantanti perform at the Vancouver Welsh Society's Cambrian Hall. For $18, you get general admission for three to any upcoming performance (up to a $54 value). Performances take place most Sundays at 7 p.m.
As one of Canada's only repertory opera companies, Opera Pro Cantanti is the pride and joy of founder, artistic director, and occasional soloist Richard Williams––a man who has led choirs performing for the Royal Family. The company's aria belters constantly rehearse a collection of staple operas, allowing them to perform a rotating schedule of classics year-round. In anticipation of Verdi's 200th birthday in 2013, the singers have rolled out the composer's breakout hit, Nabucco, best known for “Va, pensiero,” a plaintive chorus sung by Hebrew slaves under the harsh rule of the titular Babylonian king. Opera Pro Cantanti rounds out the season with cornerstone works from Bellini, such as I Capuleti e i Montecchi, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet set amid the viciously warring factions of Venetian politics. Although the operas are big and the voices bigger, the performance space is quite intimate, with a homey atmosphere underlined by the singers' traditional, handmade costumes.
81% of 64 customers recommend
“Their main singers are very good. Being in a small theatre, the atmosphere is very intimate. I have seen a performance at La Scala (cheaper seats so 4 levels up) and...”
“Their main singers are very good. Being in a small theatre, the atmosphere is very intimate. I have seen a performance at La Scala (cheaper seats so 4 levels up) and enjoyed the performance here as much as there. Will go again.”
“Fabulous. Better than many VO productions. ”
“I enjoyed the performance overall and recognised a range of talent. It seemed very ambitious to put on the entire opera as some singers were very strong and others...”
“I enjoyed the performance overall and recognised a range of talent. It seemed very ambitious to put on the entire opera as some singers were very strong and others struggling a bit. I do plan to return as it was a good evening and a super deal. I'm interested to see how they do other operas. ”
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