Where there's a will, there's a way.|
When Buoso Donati dies, his relatives embark on a frantic search for his last will and testament, determined to get their hands on his fortune at any cost. Enter Gianni Schicchi, the clever rogue who knows how to solve any problembut possibly not in the way that this greedy family expects. Mariposa is excited to kick off our eight season with Puccinis farcical family drama, which features some of the composers most memorable music and is regarded as one of the funniest operas of all time. The opera will be brought to life by a multi-award-winning international cast and presented alongside a performance of Italian songs and scenes, so you wont want to miss this tribute to Italian opera at its peak!
Maria Hwa Yeong Jung
Gianni Schicchi - Richard Petroski**
Rinuccio - Jonathan Gagné**
Lauretta - Sevan Kochkarian (Nov. 15, 16, 23), Nancy Hasiuk-Lay (cover, Nov. 22)
Zita - Lauren Solomon
Gherardo - Kimani Troy Iba
Nella - Libby Donald
Gherardino - Nancy Hasiuk-Lay (Nov. 15, 16, 23), Robin Hahn (Nov. 22)
Betto di Signa - Cameron Killick
Simone - Barry Honda
Marco - Zainen Suzuki**
La Ciesca - Jacqueline Ko
Maestro Spinelloccio | Ser Amantio di Nicolao - Vicente Pimentel
Pinellino - Graeme Guimond
Guccio - Brittony LeFever
Shanté van Horlick
in the Italian songs and scenes
*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).
**The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.
What critics have to say 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."
- Glass City on Menotti's The Telephone
"Always passionate and passionately sung... there was possibly not a dry eye in the house."
- Review Vancouver on The Butterfly
"Well-honed delightful an excellent harbinger of more well-cast and well-directed operas to come."
- Opera Canada on Donizetti's Don Pasquale
"Run and buy tickets if you'd like an evening of delight."
- Review Vancouver on Pergolesi's La serva padrona
The venue is wheelchair-accessible, including accessible restrooms; the elevator entrance is on the east side of the building, off of the parking lot. We will be providing cushions for the pew seating. We ask that patrons help us to maintain a scent-reduced space by avoiding the use of fragrances and scented products.
Want to learn more? Visit operamariposa.com
St. Faith's Anglican Church (View)
7284 Cypress Street
Vancouver, BC V6P 1T7
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|