Classical music boosts listeners’ brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Rigoletto, presented by the Vancouver Concert Opera Society. For $15, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $25 value at the door). Choose from the following shows:
- Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Memorial United Church.
- Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Memorial United Church.
- Saturday, February 18, at 7 p.m. at the First United Church in White Rock.<p>
The Vancouver Concert Opera Society treats audiences to purely musical renditions of beloved works warbled by preeminent opera singers. One of Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular pieces, Rigoletto introduces listeners to the tragic story of a womanizing duke, his titular jester, and the jester’s beautiful daughter. With classic songs of love, betrayal, and sacrifice, the opera’s dark plot tugs on heartstrings and ties them into trick knots. Notable singers include internationally recognized, Vancouver-based tenor Frédérik Robert and Toronto-hailing baritone Keith O’Brien. Jesse Award–winning actor Bernard Cuffling interjects with English narration, preventing mystification in non-Italian speakers and comforting Italians who feel as though they are missing out on the traditional opera experience of language-barrier confusion.