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The Lost Operas of Mozart
Christ Church Cathedral
Vancouver, BC
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The Lost Operas of Mozart
City Opera Vancouver presents The Lost Operas of Mozart:  music no one knows, from the best-known composer in the world.

We are proud to offer our first comedy. Our first production at Christ Church Cathedral. The first appearance of Bramwell Tovey in an opera. And the first Vancouver re-construction of three operas Mozart began, but never finished, said Janet Lea, President of City Opera.

Two are unfinished Italian comedies, Lo sposo deluso and Loca del Cairo. The third is Zaïde, a German romance. All have been linked in a new story written by Maria Reva. The music is wonderful, witty, and unique. It is all Mozart, and Mozart you have never heard before. Our reconstruction takes place in the 21st Century.

An Impresario is sitting in a darkened space, considering his next project. To his astonishment, the Gates of Limbo open before him. Out come spirits, lost souls who have been waiting 200 years for Mozart to finish his work. They beg the producer for a chance to be born, and to sing. They have been practicing, and squabbling, and dealing with abandonment issues for two centuries. The Impresario agrees but on one condition.

The Lost Operas of Mozart is staged, with orchestra and dazzling costumes, in a space that perfectly conjures Limbo, added Lea. It is a comedy that offers zany stories, wonderful characters, Mozarts music, gender politics, and suspense. No one has seen anything like this before.

This is precisely the kind of inspirational thinking that is establishing City Opera as such an essential thread in Vancouvers (and Canadas) cultural fabric. Three lost bites of Mozart, rethought for modern audiences and packaged into a single evening  it promises to be a revelation and an inspiration filled with unexpected delights. Bravo to City Opera:  an irresistible force of vitality and enlightenment.   --- Max Wyman

Robyn Driedger-Klassen, soprano
Elaina Moreau, soprano
Rose-Ellen Nichols, mezzo
Frédérik Robert, tenor
Samuel Chan, bari-tenor
Alan MacDonald, baritone
Michael MacKinnon, bass

and introducing Bramwell Tovey as The Impresario

Janet Lea, Nora Kelly               co-producers
Alan Corbishley                        stage director
Charles Barber                         music director and conductor
Maria Reva                               original script
Ines Ortner                               costume design
John Webber                            lighting design
Jayson McLean                        production manager
Sara Bailey                               marketing and programme design
Marnie Wilson                          publicity
David Boothroyd                      principal coach
Roger Parton                            rehearsal pianist
Cathleen Gingrich                    General Manager, City Opera Vancouver

We gratefully acknowledge the support of
The Canada Council  The BC Arts Council  BC Gaming  City of Vancouver Cultural Services  The Hamber Foundation  The McLean Foundation  R & J Stern Family Foundation  Telus  Christ Church Cathedral  and numerous private donors



Christ Church Cathedral (View)
690 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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