A Spring of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC

A Spring of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC. March-May 2016. This post is accurate as of February 29, 2016 and  will be updated as required. Spring is a busy time in the local arts calendar.  It’s book-ended by two festivals—SPARK in March and UNO Fest in May—and features works by emerging and well-established companies—local, Canadian and international. There’s a chance to experience the classics (Summer and Smoke, Long Day's Journey into … [Read more...]

A Spring of Music 2015 in Victoria BC. March-May.

A Spring of Music 2015 in Victoria BC. March-May. Regular readers of my Monday Magazine column and this website know that I have a wide interest in the arts; it spans not only theatre but music, art and dance.  In fact when my children were young (and taking piano and trumpet lessons) our arts experiences were mainly focused on concerts with the University of Victoria School of Music events being some of our favourites.  In recent years I have … [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...]

Camelot in Concert presented by Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony

Camelot in Concert presented by Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony. November 22nd and 23rd, 2014 in Victoria BC. Media release. I had the opportunity to attend the very first co-production by Pacific Opera Victoria and the Victoria Symphony last year when they presented a beautiful version of  South Pacific.  It proved so popular with audiences that these two venerable Victoria arts institutions decided to repeat this happy … [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...]

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...]

Arts Fundraisers for the Holiday Season 2012 – Victoria BC

Do you love the arts? Would you like to support them and at the same time put a dent in your holiday shopping?  Or, perhaps you'd like to treat those you love before the  holidays, or give them a gift they can enjoy early? If  so,  these upcoming arts fundraisers  will be on interest to you. PLEASE NOTE: November 23, 2012   The Belfry Theatre has just announced a special online auction which will close December 16th at 4pm- scroll down for … [Read more...]