Performance Schedule and Events

Salon Social at the Fieldhouse May 26

Soprano Katie McCullough and pianist Roger Parton

Sunday, May 26

3 pm – 4:30 pm

Oak Park Fieldhouse

Free admission

Limited seating – email operaopulenza@gmail.com to reserve seats

A recital in a small setting with time to enjoy some tea and treats, socializing, meeting the artist, and to talk about opera. Salon Socials will be once per month on a Sunday afternoon or Thursday evening.

Canadian soprano Katie McCullough has always been passionate about connecting with others through music. Throughout her musical career Katie has explored many different genres of music such as opera, jazz, pop, musical theatre, and sacred music. Katie’s love for music led her to complete a Diploma in Voice Performance at Mount Royal University, a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Ambrose University College, and a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at the University of British Columbia. As well, she attended The Centre for Opera Studies in Sulmona, Italy and the European Music Academy in the Czech Republic. She has performed the roles of: Despina (Così fan tutte), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Anna Maurrant (Street Scene), Frasquita (Carmen), Nannetta (Falstaff), Rosina (The Barber of Cowtown), and Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica). In addition to operatic roles, Katie has performed concert repertoire with the Calgary Civic Symphony, The Instrumental Society of Calgary and The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Her accolades include Winner of The 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-Western Canada and People’s Choice Award, as well as being an Award Winner at the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions- Northwest Regional Auditions.

Marpole Community Day June 1st – Community Opera Chorus Debut Concert!

Our Community Opera Chorus will be making its debut in concert on Saturday, June 1st at Marpole Community Day! At 1:25pm we’ll be on the outdoor stage at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre. Please join us for some opera favourites with our chorus members, soloist baritone Andrew Greenwood and pianist Roger Parton. 

Saturday, June 1

1:25pm -1:45pm

Outdoor Stage – Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

If you’d like to join our chorus, rehearsals are Saturdays from 11am to 12pm. There is no fee and no experience is necessary. Email: operaopulenza@gmail.com

DVBIA Perch Program –  June 3rd Outdoor Concert

Please join us at Lot 19 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. Our first show is Monday, June 3rd. Each show will be different from the last. Watch this space for details of shows to come.

Monday, June 3rd

12pm to 1:30pm

Lot 19 – 855 W Hastings St, Vancouver 

Soprano Tamar Simon, mezzo Nadine Cornelius, tenor Thomas Lamont, baritone Andrew Greenwood, soprano Trudy Chalmers, and pianist Roger Parton. 

On-going

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: 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”.