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New Year’s Day Celebration

January 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Start off the New Year with a program every bit as effervescent as a glass of bubbly! Maestro Giuseppe Pietraroia and our guests share much loved arias, overtures, choruses, and dances from the pens of Lehár, Strauss, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Massenet, and more!

As our special guest, Canadian soprano Simone Osborne will share some of her favourite arias, including “Sempre libera” (La traviata), “O mio babbino caro” (Gianni Schicchi), “Song to the Moon” (Rusalka), and “Vilja Song” (The Merry Widow).

Simone Osborne has been hailed as “a joy to hear” (Los Angeles Times) with “a sweet and clear sound, sensitive phrasing and gleaming sustained high notes” (New York Times). Celebrated for her resplendent vocal timbre, exceptional musicality and unparalleled dramatic instincts, the Vancouver native is establishing herself as one of the most exciting emerging artists in the opera world. Ms. Osborne was one of the youngest Grand Prize winners in the history of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and has gone on to debut on opera and concert stages across the globe.

Also joining the festivities are the dancers of Ballet Victoria, guided by Paul Destrooper, as well as members of Pacific Opera Victoria Chorus, who will leave you humming favourite melodies.

Join us for one of the season’s most anticipated and playful traditions!

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Details

Date:
January 1
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Victoria Symphony

Venue

Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map
Phone:
250.386.6121

Concert Programme

  • Franz von Suppé
    Overture to The Beautiful Galatea
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Prelude to Act 1
  • "Si ridesta in ciel l'aurora..." +
  • "È strano... Sempre libera" (La traviata) *
  • Jules Massenet
    Madrilène (Le Cid) §
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Anvil Chorus -"Noi siamo zingarelle" (Il trovatore) +
  • Giacomo Puccini
    "O mio babbino caro," (Gianni Schicchi) *
  • Johann Strauss Jr.
    Masked Ball Quadrille, Op. 272
  • INTERMISSION
  • Gioachino Rossini
    Overture to An Italian Girl in Algiers
  • Antonín Dvořak
    "Song to the Moon" (Rusalka) *
  • Giacomo Puccini
    "Humming Chorus" (Madama Butterfly) +
  • Camille Saint-Saëns
    Bacchanale – (Samson et Dalila) §
  • Franz Lehár
    Gold and Silver Waltz
  • Franz Lehár
    Vilja song - (The Merry Widow) * +
  • Jacques Offenbach
    Can Can (Orpheus in the Underworld)

Details

Date:
January 1
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Victoria Symphony

Venue

Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map
Phone:
250.386.6121

Concert Programme

  • Franz von Suppé
    Overture to The Beautiful Galatea
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Prelude to Act 1
  • "Si ridesta in ciel l'aurora..." +
  • "È strano... Sempre libera" (La traviata) *
  • Jules Massenet
    Madrilène (Le Cid) §
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Anvil Chorus -"Noi siamo zingarelle" (Il trovatore) +
  • Giacomo Puccini
    "O mio babbino caro," (Gianni Schicchi) *
  • Johann Strauss Jr.
    Masked Ball Quadrille, Op. 272
  • INTERMISSION
  • Gioachino Rossini
    Overture to An Italian Girl in Algiers
  • Antonín Dvořak
    "Song to the Moon" (Rusalka) *
  • Giacomo Puccini
    "Humming Chorus" (Madama Butterfly) +
  • Camille Saint-Saëns
    Bacchanale – (Samson et Dalila) §
  • Franz Lehár
    Gold and Silver Waltz
  • Franz Lehár
    Vilja song - (The Merry Widow) * +
  • Jacques Offenbach
    Can Can (Orpheus in the Underworld)