Performance Schedule and Events

Perch Summer Outdoor Concert Series – concluded. September 18th show has been cancelled. 

Friday, September 18th – CANCELLED due to increased COVID numbers 

12pm-1:30pm

Lot 19, 855 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Free!

Concert: soprano Katie McCullough, soprano Elaina Moreau, and baritone Matthew Kim with accompaniment by Roger Parton. 

Sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association. 

Salon Social with soprano Julie Duerichen – Saturday, September 26th  

Soprano Julie Duerichen will be the next guest singer at the Fieldhouse for our 9th Salon Social with accompaniment by pianist Roger Parton.

Free admission

Please email to reserve a seat: operaopulenza@gmail.com

Saturday, September 26th (weather permitting)

2:30pm-3:30pm

Oak Park – outside

Health guidelines will be in effect with physically distanced seating. This concert and talk will take place outside in the park and unfortunately, food will not be provided. 

Soprano Julie Duerichen is a scholarship recipient of Calgary Opera and a 2008 laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques programme in Montreal.  She was also a finalist in the Marie E. Crump Vocal Competition in Washington D.C. in 2002.
 
Julie holds a Master of Music Degree in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Calgary, both graduating with honours. In 2005, she studied in Hannover and Cologne, Germany, and attended the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart. 

Julie recently appeared in East Van Opera’s premiere of Alma, singing the role of Kelsh.  She performs regularly with Burnaby Lyric Opera at the Pan Pacific Hotel in the Live Opera Buffet Concert.  She was also featured with Burnaby Opera as Euristene in the world premiere of La Spartana Generous and 
Musetta in highlights from La Boheme. Performances with Opera Pro Cantanti include the roles:  Lucia in Lucia di LammermoorGilda in Rigoletto, and Violetta in La Traviata.  She has also sung with Calgary Opera, Annapolis Opera, and Washington Opera in Washington, D.C.

Solo oratorio work includes Fauré’s Requiem with Vivaldi Chamber Choir, 
Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with the Capilano Unveristy Singers , and Messiah with the Abbotsford Symphony and Handel Music Society.

Julie has trained with such international artists as:  Carol Richardson, Leon Major, 
Donald Bell, and Delores Ziegler.
 

Opera in the Parks

Catch us where you can! Free mini pop-up opera concerts in parks across Vancouver featuring local singers. 

  • Next mini concert TBA

Please practice physical distancing, be kind, and be cautious. Thank you!

 

 

On-going

Community Opera Chorus – rehearsals resume Saturdays outside

Saturdays 11am-12pm outside the Oak Park Fieldhouse

Health guidelines will be in effect with physically distanced seating. Singers are not to share music, touch any of the equipment, or move the chairs. Hand sanitizer and masks are available. We encourage singing with a mask. 

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: operaopulenza@gmail.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” and more.