Vancouver Opera makes cast change for The Pearl Fishers

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      Vancouver Opera has announced a cast change to the opening production of its 2022–2023 season, Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, in October.

      “Our original singer portraying the role of Nadir is unable to join us for this production," says Vancouver Opera general director Tom Wright in a news release, "and we have cast American tenor Aaron Blake as Long Long’s replacement.

      "It is thrilling for our company to bring together this wonderful cast and creative team for our first full-scale production of the season," adds Wright. "We have seen tremendous interest from audiences so far this season.”

      Blake joins Canadian baritone Phillip Addis, Canadian-Lebanese soprano Miriam Khalil, and Canadian-Armenian bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian in The Pearl Fishers, which will be performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on October 22, 27, and 30.

      Other shows in the coming season include A Midsummer Night's Dream (February 11, 16 & 19) and The Flying Dutchman (April 29, and May 4 & 7).

      Single tickets for the 2022–2023 season start at $50 and you can find them here.