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November 2017

The Exterminating Angel/Thomas Adès (LIVE streamed)

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new…

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January 2018

Tosca/Giacomo Puccini (LIVE streamed)

January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview Puccini's gripping operatic thriller. Experience short arias with an uninhibited flood of raw melody, ambient sounds that blur the distinctions between life and art, and the use of parlato—words spoken instead of sung—at moments of tension. "One of the most wonderful openings of any opera ever written", declared Sir David McVicar  Rivalling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s set and costumes of the Napoleonic era, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing…

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February 2018

La Bohème | Giacomo Puccini (LIVE streaming)

February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.   World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met company premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists…

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March 2018

Così fan tutte/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (LIVE streaming)

March 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in acarnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel.Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.   Premiere: Vienna,…

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April 2018

Luisa Miller/Guiseppe Verdi (LIVE streaming)

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
ArtSpring – Theatre, 100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Overview James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczaa in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Creators PRODUCTION Elijah Moshinsky SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Santo Loquasto LIGHTING DESIGNER Duane Schuler STAGE DIRECTOR Kristine McIntyre COMPOSER Giuseppe Verdi        

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