Spring opera series returns to Minoru Chape with Burnaby Lyric Opera
Burnaby Lyric Opera will perform highlights from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto Wednesday, March 6 at Minoru Chapel—the first in a trio of performances the chapel will host this spring.
This classic opera follows the story of the lustful Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s beautiful daughter Gilda, in a story of deception, seduction and sacrifice.
Burnaby Lyric Opera gives emerging professional and semi-professional opera singers the chance to sing leading roles. The non-profit society usually performs one full production each year, along with other shows presenting highlights from the production.
Next month, on April 3, Vancouver Opera will present a selection of opera greats titled An Opera Tea featuring work by Mozart, Donizetti, Strauss and Gounod. Then on May 1 Opera di Concertisti will present selections from Donizetti’s comic opera La Fille du Régiment.
All shows are at Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd., at 2 and 7 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 604-276-4300. Admission is $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors.