Opera Opulenza presents “Seasons of Love” with soprano Katie McCullough and pianist Roger Parton, a concert celebrating love in all its joys and struggles. From Musetta’s coquettish waltz in “La Bohème” to Pamina’s heartrending lament in “The Magic Flute”, these jewels of the repertoire remind us that nothing lasts forever, and the heart changes like the seasons.
“Seasons of Love” is our offering to our friends at the VSO, in hopes of a vibrant return to music and friendship, post-pandemic.
Saturday, May 15th
Canadian soprano Katie McCullough, has always been passionate about connecting with others through music. Her love for music led her to complete a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at the University of British Columbia. She is honoured to have been the Winner of the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions-Western Canada and People’s Choice Award. https://www.katiemcculloughsoprano.com/
Roger Parton is a composer, arranger, and pianist. A student of Theo Goldberg and Wolfgang Bottenberg, Roger has been Opera Opulenza’s music director since the company’s beginnings, in 2014, and is glad to appear with Katie McCullough for this year’s “Day of Music”.
“Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod
“Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème by Puccini
“Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from La Rondine by Puccini
“Ach, ich fühl’s” from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart
“Ah, Love, but a day!” from 3 Browning Songs, op.44, no. 2 by Amy Beach
Katie McCullough, Soprano, Program Curator
Roger Parton, Pianist
Trudy Chalmers, Artistic Director, Producer
Paul Silveira, Engineer
Spencer Bleasdale, 2nd Engineer
Ricardo Germain, Assistant Engineer
Tamas McGillivray, Director of Photography, Editor
Maxime Labreque, Gaffer
Hwa Pyung Lim, Camera Operator
Lauren Olson, Camera Operator
Daniel Yu, Grip
Darien Scott, Dolly Grip
Opera in the Parks
Catch us where you can! Free mini pop-up opera concerts in parks across Vancouver featuring local singers.
Opera in the Parks will return this Summer 2021 when COVID restrictions ease.
Next mini concert TBA
Please practice physical distancing, be kind, and be cautious. Thank you!
Community Opera Chorus – currently rehearsals are online. Outdoor rehearsals will resume soon, but limited to 10 people at a time.
Tuesdays online from 7pm-8:30pm
Saturdays 11am-12pm outside the Oak Park Fieldhouse – TBA
Health guidelines will be in effect with physically distanced seating. 10 singers max. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.