- $11 for one ticket to see Opera Mariposa's The Telephone (up to $22 value)
- Where: Marpole United Church
- Seating: best available upon redemption
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Dates and Times
- Friday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 12, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student or senior discounts.
Flowers in hand, the formerly vacillating Ben has settled on a definite course: to propose to Lucy, the girl of his dreams, before he leaves town for work. Getting over his nerves appears to be least of his struggles, though, as a series of phone calls keeps Lucy so tied up that he can't find a chance to bend his knee. As his departure nears, Ben results to ploys of ever-increasing desperation to land his lady. Written by Pulitzer-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti in 1947, The Telephone remains just as relevant today, if not more, delighting showgoers with a completely realized confection about love, communication, and the importance of proposing via skywriter.
Performed alongside the opera, Opera Mariposa caps off its season with a concert of English-language arias by some of its most talented performers, bookending the season with an extra helping of song.
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 in the Vancouver community. Under her artistic direction, local 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."