Vancouver Opera's 2022-2023 season: The Pearl Fishers, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Flying Dutchman

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      Vancouver Opera has just announced the lineup for its upcoming season.

      “We are thrilled to announce Vancouver Opera’s 2022–2023 season, which will include three full-scale productions, all centred on the theme of love,” says Vancouver Opera general director Tom Wright in a press release. “The 2022–2023 season will see the return of two beloved operas for our Vancouver Opera patrons along with an incredible, fantastical company premiere which is sure to entice a new audience.”

      Opening the season will be The Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet, directed by Rachel Peake with conductor Kamna Gupta. A dramatic tale of two friends and the woman who comes between them, it will be sung in French, with English surtitles projected above the stage, on October 22, 27, and 30.

      Next up is Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Aria Umezawa with conductor Jacques Lacombe. Based on Shakespeare’s fantastical story of love triangles and mistaken identities, it will be sung in English, with English surtitles projected above the stage, on February 11, 16, and 19.

      Closing out the season will be Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman directed by Brian Deedrick with conductor Leslie Dala. A tragic tale of love and sacrifice, it will be sung in German, with English surtitles projected above the stage, April 29 and May 4 and 7.

      All performances will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Single tickets go on sale August 15. For more information and to subscribe visit the Vancouver Opera website here.