Opera

Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts

The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.
Bicycle Opera

Bicycle Opera wheels into rural Ontario

Imagine the delight and surprise that summer day last year when a travelling opera company rolled into town—on bicycles!
Vancouver Opera's production of Verdi's Don Carlo Photo Credit: Tim Matheson

Vancouver Opera's production of Verdi's Don Carlo showcases brilliant music

The Vancouver Opera's season finale production of Verdi's spectacular Don Carlo brings grand opera to Vancouver.

Cool visuals bring new perspective to Don Giovanni

Vancouver Opera's production of Don Giovanni features visual effects by renowned video designer and visual innovator Bob Bonniol.
New opera about poet Pauline Johnson by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes

City Opera to bring life of poet Pauline Johnson to the stage

A new opera by author Margaret Atwood and composer Tobin Stokes will premiere in May 2014.

Fashion maven Diana Vreeland has the most interesting film this week, not Parker or Hansel and Gretel

She promoted the bikini and blue jeans, 60s pop music and style. Diana Vreeland is fêted in a lively new documentary.

Best VIFF documentary and drama picks through the weekend

Midnight’s Children kicks it off but the documentaries are extra strong at the film festival this year.

Tron Legacy, The Fighter, Made in Dagenham, Yogi Bear, and three other holiday films

Tron Legacy, one of the most expensive movies ever, was filmed here in Vancouver. Is it worth the money? (read more)

Opera Pro Cantanti celebrates 100 performances

If you were lucky enough to wander past the Cambrian Hall on August 8th, you may have caught a few notes of Bellini, Verdi, or Bartok wafting through the otherwise still evening air.