Chapel in the Park

Minoru Chapel Opera

The City of Richmond's Art, Culture and Heritage Services team is delighted to partner with celebrated Lower Mainland opera companies to present Minoru Chapel Opera.

On the first Wednesdays in April, May and June audiences have the opportunity to hear selections from classic operas masterfully performed in an intimate and historic setting, a place that is typically enjoyed only by wedding guests and movie crews. 

Spring 2016

Event Name: Opera di Concertisti presents Aïda
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Event Name: City Opera Vancouver presents Great Arias and Duets for Soprano and Baritone
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Event Name: Opera Opulenza presents Cavalleria Rusticana
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Concerts at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Road
Admission is $20 adults | $18 students & seniors (+ GST)
Doors open 30 min before shows.

Limited Seating!
Purchase at door (cash only, space permitting) or, as recommended, in advance at
604-276-4300, Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:30 pm Credit card only.
No refunds

Please quote course # as indicated below.

PDF Document Minoru Chapel Opera Spring 2016 Brochure

Opera di Concertisti: Aïda
Wednesday, April 6
2:00 pm (course #1362208)
7:00 pm (course #1362209)

At the edge of the Nile River, the enslaved princess, Aïda becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames who is engaged to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows, Aïda struggles to reconcile her heart’s yearning with her responsibility to her people. The cast includes Elizabeth Lewis Celeste, Leah Giselle Field, Martin Sadd and Andrew Greenwood.

Opera di Concertisti is a dynamic professional opera company dedicated to developing new interpretations of old works. Recent productions include La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Fille du Regiment and Arabella.

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City Opera Vancouver: Great Arias and Duets for Soprano and Baritone
Wednesday, May 4
2:00 pm (course #1362258)
7:00 pm (course #1362259)

From Rossini to Verdi to Puccini to Menotti, City Opera Vancouver offers music that speaks to every aspect of the human experience. This concert will cover all bases from comedy to drama, revelation to fantasy and past to present. Three of Vancouver’s finest musical talents – soprano Chloé Hurst; baritone Samuel Chan and pianist Richard Epp – will perform pieces from a variety of favourite operas including Paglicacci and Magic Flute. City Opera Vancouver favourite, Tom Durrie, will serve as host.

City Opera Vancouver is a professional chamber opera company that brings the intimate experience of chamber opera to a wide audience. Their repertoire spans four centuries, from chamber opera’s beginnings to contemporary and commissioned works, with a special interest in Canadian music and artists. Accessible and innovative, City Opera offers a unique musical experience to Metro Vancouver audiences.

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Opera Opulenza: Cavalleria Rusticana
Wednesday, Jun 1
2:00 pm (course #1362308)
7:00 pm (course #1362358)

Opera Opulenza is excited to present the story of Cavalleria Rusticana, a journey through Old World beauty, brutality, love, betrayal and death. Composed by Pietro Mascagni at the age of 27, this opera was written over an eight-day period, breaking new ground and ushering in the era of verismo.  Set in a Sicilian village, sad Santuzza is looking for her lover Turridu, who betrayed her with his former fiancée, Lola, now married to the wealthy Alfio. Mad with jealousy, she tells the cuckolded husband about the affair, sealing Turridu’s fate when Alfio provokes him to a duel.

Opera Opulenza was founded by artistic director, Trudy Chalmers in 2014. Since then, performances have spanned the worlds of chanson, opera, lieder and sacred music. The company’s aim is to inspire and educate communities – singers, musicians and audiences – with productions both on and off the ‘beaten path’.

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