Seasons of Love
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- Choral & Opera
- Mixed Ensemble
Opera Opulenza presents “Seasons of Love”, 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.
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
“Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette by Gounod
“Quando m’en vo” from La Bohème by Puccini
“Chi il bel sogno” 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
Opera Opulenza is a Vancouver-based opera company dedicated to community engagement and providing singers with opportunities to sing in concerts, fully-staged operas, and opera scenes.
In January 2019, Opera Opulenza joined chART: Public Art and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the fieldhouse at Oak Park – an initiative made possible by the Vancouver Park Board. This opportunity has given Opera Opulenza the ability to broaden their programming to include a wide range of community engagement events and activities.
They bring opera to the community by way of free concerts, workshops, opera screenings, masterclasses, a community opera chorus, and more! They work to bring people together, help people build confidence through singing and movement, to break social isolation, be inclusive and accessible for all, and to spark creativity.
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”.