Heroic Opera – The opera Die Walküre, by Richard Wagner, comes to Vancouver

Heroic Opera
In concert, in German with English subtitles, with pianist Les Dala
June 4th, 2017 at 2pm at St. Helen’s Anglican Church (8th and Trimble, in West Point Grey)
Come and celebrate Heroic Opera’s inaugural show: Wagner’s Die Walküre, performed for the first time in Vancouver since 1975! We have assembled the finest dramatic voices the lower mainland has to offer, with the incredible Les Dala as pianist and music director.  Prepare to be blown away by the Ride of the Valkyries!
Beer and wine, and scrumptious German food will be available at intermission, and proceeds from intermission sales will go to St. Helen’s Syrian Refugee sponsorship family.  Tickets ($30/$25) are available at [https://www.heroicopera.com,/]www.heroicopera.com, or at the door.   Come and enjoy the epic experience of Wagner!
Heroic Opera Company
The Heroic Opera Company was formed in February of 2017. Our mandate is to produce both concert and staged operas of Wagner, Strauss, and Verdi only. Our aim is to enrich Vancouver’s opera scene with more of these great operas for big, dramatic voices. We are proud of our inaugural project: a concert version of Wagner’s Die Walküre, with the incredible Les Dala as pianist and music director.

Leslie Dala
Music Director, Pianist

Leslie Dala is the Music Director of the Vancouver Bach Choir, the Associate Conductor and Chorus Director of Vancouver Opera, and the Music Director of the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. He has worked at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Canadian Opera Company, the Santa Fe Opera, l’Opera National du Rhin, Edmonton Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Saskatoon Opera and he is a frequent guest conductor with the UBC Opera Ensemble, the COSI Program in Sulmona Italy and Soundstreams Canada.

Sarah Templeton
Producer, Sieglinde

Sarah Templeton is a dynamic Vancouver-based soprano, noted for her rich, dark voice and dramatic intensity. Hilary Clark, reviewer for Opera Canada, has called her “outstanding…with clear tone and careful articulation…”. Sarah has appeared as Wellgunde in Das Rheingold, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Angelica in Suor Angelica, Die Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Cio-cio San in Madama Butterfly, and the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. She has appeared as a member of Vancouver Opera’s chorus for several years, as well.

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