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Friday, October 19, 2012

La Bohème Previews!

"To end on a personal note, and one with which I think a lot of opera fans will agree, La Bohème is a perfect introductory work for neophyte operagoers, those possibly reluctant but definitely intrigued listeners who might want to try a real time test drive. I know this dates me, but it’s the opera that dowdy accountant Cher attends in Norman Jewison’s 1987 film Moonstruck — and the experience changes her life.

"So, if you want to find out why so many of us are crazy to various degrees about the opera experience, go to Bohème. And bring a handkerchief — or three."
- David Gordon Duke
Read more in The Vancouver Sun

"Every bloody time we do the run-through, the kids from the VO’s Young Artists Program, and the assistant director, and all these stage managers—everyone’s crying at the end."

- Etienne Dupuis
Read more in The Georgia Straight

Also – be sure to listen to On the Coast this afternoon, when VO's Director of Marketing, Doug Tuck will be interviewed! CBC Radio 1 (88.1FM, 3:00pm – 6:00pm).

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