A hub for Vancouver’ rising performance talent.
Moya O’Connell knew she wanted to be a theatre actor from a young age. The funny thing is, she decided this without ever having seen a live play.
A two-week event conceived to expand awareness of opera and open its charms to new audiences.
“The overall design of our festival is to speak to a Vancouver audience, to give them an opportunity to experience new works, sometimes challenging works, from here but also from around the world.”
The Vancouver-born soprano gained international acclaim after winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at 21, making her one of the youngest victors.
The 25-minute work, set in five movements, is the first musical composition to be commissioned by the Biennale.
“Flamenco at its essence has not changed at all. Still it progresses, evolves. One new sound, a new drum, perhaps, or a different guitar, can open up a thousand possibilities.”
At 17, Holmes became the first North American dancer invited to perform with the Kirov Ballet Company—arguably the best in the world.
Call it an act of benevolence, or of cultural conscientiousness. Whether you know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall, or you don’t, this is an exhibit you are going to want to see.