Theatre SKAM presents SKAMPede July 10-12 2015.

Theatre SKAM presents SKAMPede July 10-12, 2015. The festival formerly known as Bike Ride has become even more inclusive.  Scheduled in 2015 for one weekend only on a section of the Galloping Goose accessed at Cecelia Ravine Park (below the Burnside-Gorge Community Centre or via the lane close to the BCSPCA on Burnside), the event which, for six past seasons has seen groups of cyclists depart The Hub on a theatrical-viewing adventure, now … [Read more...]

Pacific Opera Victoria Opens the Baumann Centre. Victoria BC.

Pacific Opera Victoria Opens The Baumann Centre. Victoria BC.  (media release) On Monday, February 16, 2015, Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) officially opened The Baumann Centre, a new home for POV and for music-making in the community.  The former Hall of the Church of St. John the Divine at 925 Balmoral Road in Victoria, B.C., has been re-designed to include a rehearsal and recital hall, an office suite, music room and public entrance. Over … [Read more...]

Pacific Opera Victoria announces 2014-2015 season

Pacific Opera Victoria announces 2014-2015 season. Victoria’s 2014-2015 opera season is big and bold.  A golden treasure unleashes the destruction of the gods; a Scottish heiress pays with murder and madness for loving the wrong man; and the stage’s greatest heroine, Madama Butterfly, makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her honour and her son. Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) presents main stage productions of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, … [Read more...]

Aventa Ensemble presents Marilyn Forever, a world premiere Sept 13/14 in Victoria BC

Aventa Ensemble presents the world première of Gavin Bryars opera, Marilyn Forever, in Victoria BC September 13/14, 2013. I had (ashamedly) never heard of the critically acclaimed and local new-music ensemble Aventa before an insert for the upcoming world première of their commissioned opera, Marilyn Forever, arrived with a local art gallery’s regular mailers. Intrigued, I contacted artistic director Bill Linwood to learn more. The … [Read more...]

Fear No Opera presents Don Pasquale, June 15 2013

Fear No Opera presents Don Pasquale Saturday June 15th 2013 at Oak Bay High School. Opera lovers, from aficionados to neophytes, can only cheer the arrival of Fear No Opera to the Victoria BC opera scene.  While the city has long had an enviable reputation as a hot-bed of opera interest (Pacific Opera Victoria has the highest subscriber renewal rate in the country) there is still room for a new company. Fear No Opera’s (FNO) co-founders Amy … [Read more...]

Britten Festival 2013 Pacific Opera Victoria

The entire community comes together for the Britten Festival,  in joyous celebration of the centenary of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth. Join Pacific Opera Victoria and collaborators, Belfry Theatre, Victoria Conservatory of Music and Victoria Children’s Choir, for three events that include opera, music ensembles, choirs, and theatre. The celebration begins with Albert Herring and continues with Noye’s Fludde and Let’s Make an Opera/The … [Read more...]