MODERN, INNOVATIVE STAGING OF OPERAS,
ORATORIOS, AND OTHER THEATRICAL WORKS

Integrating music with theatrical elements and audience interactivity

Specializing in the performance of small-scale, musico-dramatic works, Players & Singers is a Vancouver-based company that presents productions ranging from operatic favourites to obscure masterworks. Integrating music with theatrical elements and audience interactivity, the company mounts all of their innovative performances in the intimate setting of Hycroft Manor’s elegant Edwardian ballroom.

Players & Singers was founded in 2017 by Kevin Zakresky, conductor of the National Geographic Symphony For Our World and past conductor of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, and Pacifica Singers.

2018/19 SEASON

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

October 21, 3pm & 8pm
The Ballroom at Hycroft

The Silver Swan: English Renaissance Madrigals

The Silver Swan: English Renaissance Madrigals

February 17, 3pm & 8pm
The Ballroom at Hycroft

Benjamin Britten's The Little Sweep

Benjamin Britten's The Little Sweep

May 12, 3pm & 8pm
The Ballroom at Hycroft

WHO WE ARE

KEVIN ZAKRESKY

Music Director

Ariana Barer

Choreographer

CONTACT

Contact us at info@playersandsingers.com
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PAST NEWS & EVENTS

Bacchanalia

Henry Purcell’s unmannerly masque, Timon of Athens, alongside drinking songs, dance, and wine. June 24, 2018, 3pm and 8pm.

Venus and Adonis

Players and Singers’ Venus and Adonis is a gender-playful production of the earliest surviving British opera. This ground-breaking work was composed in 1683 by John Blow, with Anne Kingsmill as librettist. The opera is rarely performed today, and in keeping with an exploration of unfamiliar territory, our staging features both soloists and chorus members swapping genders. January […]