Set in Victorian England, Benjamin Britten’s The Little Sweep tells the story of a poor boy who is forced to work as a sweep and finds himself getting stuck in the chimney of a grand mansion. Fortunately for him, there are children in the house who come to his aid. Complete with interactive scenes and […]
For 17th-Century England the Madrigal was all the rage. This style of 4- or 5-part vocal music, imported from Italy in the volume Musica Transalpina, became so popular in Britain that they started to write some in their own language. Featuring works by Weelkes, Gibbons, Wilbye, Morley and more.
The greatest masterpiece of the English Baroque, Dido and Aeneas has some of the most wonderful characters and arias in the operatic repertoire. Based on the Virgil epic, the story recounts the brief courtship between Queen Dido of Carthage and Prince Aeneas of Troy. October 21, 2018, 3pm & 8pm. Gallery Photo credit: Diamond’s […]
Henry Purcell’s unmannerly masque, Timon of Athens, alongside drinking songs, dance, and wine. June 24, 2018, 3pm and 8pm.
Click here to read Vancouver Sun’s David Gordon Duke on Bacchanalia (June 24, 2018).
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 […]