Bravo!: The History of Opera in British Columbia

By: Cunningham, Rosemary

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Clean and unmarked; tight binding. 208 pages. Many color photos.


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Those who think arts and culture in British Columbia is a recent development might be surprised to learn that opera has been flourishing in the province for well over a hundred years. The first full performance in Victoria took place in 1877 and in Vancouver in 1891. This first-ever history of opera in BC celebrates important milestones for BC's two major companies: Vancouver Opera's 50th anniversary, with the 30th anniversary of Pacific Opera Victoria following in 2010. It also marks the recent upsurge in the popularity of the venerable art form, with new opera groups and simul-cast venues proliferating across the province.

Illustrated with more than 100 exquisite photographs and rare archival images, Bravo traces the history of opera in the province from its colourful origins in touring companies, to the determined efforts of BC's opera pioneers who laid the foundations for two of Canada's most renowned opera companies, culminating with in-depth reporting on recent developments at Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria.

Special features include behind-the-scenes accounts of contemporary productions, full listings of Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Modern Baroque Opera productions and detailed information on BC opera singers, composers and opera training in the province.

Title: Bravo!: The History of Opera in British Columbia

Author: Cunningham, Rosemary

Categories: Music, Northwest, Canada,

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Harbour Pub Co: 2009

ISBN Number: 155017486X

ISBN Number 13: 9781550174861

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 126921