Salon Social #4 and Summer Opera Party!
This Sunday, June 23rd, Katie McCullough, soprano, will return to the Fieldhouse along with Nadine Cornelius, mezzo, and Trudy Chalmers, soprano, to celebrate the first weekend of summer and an early Canada Day. They will be singing a mix of Canadian folks songs, opera arias, and duets. Accompaniment by pianist Roger Parton.
Free admission, snacks, and tea. Please email to reserve a seat: email@example.com. This will be our 4th salon social and a special one!
Sunday, June 23
2pm – 3:30pm
Oak Park Fieldhouse
DVBIA Perch Program – July 12th Outdoor Concert
Please join us at Cathedral Square for a special concert of opera favourites! This summer, Opera Opulenza has joined the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association’s outdoor Perch Program. We’ll be performing once each month throughout the summer at lunchtimes, alternating between Lot 19 and Cathedral Square. Each show will be different from the last. Watch this space for details of shows to come.
Guest singers are Sunny Shams, tenor, and Shadan Saul, soprano with piano accompaniment by Roger Parton
Friday, July 12th
12pm to 1:30pm
Cathedral Square – 566 Richards St, Vancouver
Salon Social #5 with Sunny Shams – July 12th!
Tenor Sunny Shams will be our next guest singer at the Fieldhouse for our 5th Salon Social with accompaniment by pianist Roger Parton.
Acclaimed for his sensational interpretation as lead in the world premiere of Stickboy with Vancouver Opera, Sunny Shams is known for his beautiful, rich, velvety and expressive tenor voice, and his dramatic connection with the characters whom he portrays on stage. After experiencing singing in the chorus for a season with Pacific Opera Victoria, Sunny was convinced that it is the ultimate art form and set out on his operatic career which has seen him around the world working with teachers such as Peter Barcza, Heather Thompson, Virginia Zeani, Montserrat Caballé, Daniel Okulitch, and with his late mentor, tenor Melvyn Poll.
Sunny’s career has given him the opportunity to perform in many concerts singing arias and ensembles, symphonic works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, as well as portraying many lead roles in operas including Carmen, La Bohème, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Die Fledermaus, Die Lustige Witwe, and Rusalka, in Vancouver, Seattle, Montreal, Madrid and touring in the Czech Republic. Sunny recently debuted as the title role in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Opera Opulenza in Vancouver, and reprised the role of the Prince in Rusalka in a concert production in Vancouver with acclaimed coach and pianist Luke Housner from the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Free admission, snacks, and tea. Please email to reserve a seat: firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited.
Sunday, July 14th
1pm – 2:30pm
Oak Park Fieldhouse
Community Opera Chorus
Saturdays 11am-12pm at the Oak Park Fieldhouse
Come join our Community Opera Chorus! There’s no experience necessary and no membership fee. We are building a chorus from the ground up! We will help you with group breathing and singing exercises, movement and score reading. It’s like choir, but eventually you’ll be in costume and acting as well as singing! If you love to sing and to be part of a group come join us! Saturdays 11am-12pm at the Oak Park Fieldhouse on Fremlin Street. To register email: email@example.com with “Community Opera Chorus” in the subject line. We will be working on repertoire from “The Tales of Hoffmann”, “Rigoletto”, “Don Carlo”, “Tosca”, and “Carmen”.