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Event Archive - Puccini's Suor Angelica: Opera Mariposa

Fri. October 17th 2014 Marpole United Church (All Ages)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 7:00 pm
$22 general | $18 students/seniors | $15 groups (4+)
Tickets at:, 1-800-838-3006, at the door
Presented by: Opera Mariposa
Opera Mariposa presents Puccini's compelling tale of loss and redemption, re-imagined by director Sergio Augusto Flores and starring acclaimed and award-winning artists from across North America. Set in a ravaged Europe during World War II, this groundbreaking production features a powerful new interpretation along with the timeless, transcendent music of what Puccini considered his finest opera.

Suor Angelica will feature two dream casts of emerging performers, including award-winners from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Canadian Music Competition and Vancouver Opera. The production includes a concert of Italian arias, with highlights from Madama Butterfly, La bohème, La traviata and many more. Don’t miss the riveting new production from the company whose shows have been hailed as "a masterpiece" (Review Vancouver), "an extraordinary feat" (North Shore News) and "a stroke of genius" (The Voice)!

Fully staged in Italian with English subtitles
Approximate run time 2 hours

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What people are saying about Opera Mariposa:

"Opera Mariposa stands at the forefront of Vancouver's opera scene."
- The Vancouver Project

"Opera has a reputation as an art form steeped in starchy tradition, but Opera Mariposa's recent performance of The Telephone broke up preconceptions by running the full gamut of being laugh-out-loud funny...[to] haunting and beautiful."
- The Vancouver Project on The Telephone (2014)

"Always passionate and passionately sung...there was possibly not a dry eye in the house."
- Review Vancouver on The Butterfly (2014)

" excellent harbinger of more well-cast and well-directed operas to come."
- Opera Canada on Don Pasquale (2013)

"Run and buy tickets if you'd like an evening of delight."
- Review Vancouver on La serva padrona (2013)


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Opera Mariposa

Opera Mariposa is a Vancouver-based opera and musical theatre group run by young artists, for young artists. Their performances have been hailed as "a stroke of genius" (The Voice), "an evening of delight" and "a masterpiece" (Review Vancouver), with The Vancouver Project declaring that "Opera Mariposa stands at the forefront of Vancouver's opera s... more info