East Van Opera is dedicated exclusively to the creation of new music. Why East Van? Because we believe in staying true to our roots, and embracing the qualities of our community: diversity, hard work and acceptance. We whole heartedly support elevating women in the arts. It is our dream to encourage young performers to step out of their comfort zone and join us in our mission to be strong and creative forces in the world of music.
East Van Opera is delighted to bring our original opera 'Beauty's Beast' to Vancouver's first annual Indie Opera Week. We invite you to join us in this unique opportunity to catch a sneak peek of our new opera by composer Allison Cociani, and librettist Anna Shill.
Suitable for all ages, and based on the classic fairytale 'Beauty and the Beast' this contemporary piece explores themes of empowerment, building healthy relationships and consent. Get swept away in the magic and enchantment with baritone Jason Cook (Beast), soprano Allison Cociani (Belle and Enchantress), and collaborative pianist Perri Lo as they perform the music for the first time
Allison Cociani, Jason Cook and Perri Lo doing their first run through of the new work, 'Beauty's Beast'
An example of some of the music created for this special concert...
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