With the aim of blowing away a few stereotypes, opera aficionado David Tracey attends each production of Vancouver Opera's 50th season, inviting along various guests who have never attended an opera before, and relaying their reactions as well as his own.
In This Series
We'll be attending Vancouver Opera's 50th season, just to blow away a few stereotypes. Up first: 'Norma.'
Vancouver Opera's risky production pays off powerfully. Take it from a punk rocker. Second in the series "Tyee Goes to the Opera."
Vancouver Opera is on a roll this year, even during hockey playoffs. Want to join me for 'Madama Butterfly'?
My guest never understood why people cried at the opera. Now he knows.
Congrats Michael Bean, you're joining our Opera buff David Tracey at 'Madama Butterfly.'
What's it like behind the scenes of big production like Lucia di Lammermoor? Hairy.
If your son is like mine, pick a first opera with plenty of 'plot twists.' And 'flames.'
Vancouver Opera has cool ways to get young people into Verdi's masterpiece. Even my daughter?