By Nicolas Quiroga
The Vancouver Opera House is set to present a live simulcast of “HMS Pinafore” on May 7, 2022 at the šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the QET Plaza).
Conductor Rosemary Thomson is set to debut with the company alongside a cast starring soprano Caitlin Wood; tenor Ernesto Ramírez; baritones Jorell Williams, Peter McGillivray and Marcus Nance; and mezzo-soprano Megan Latham. “HMS Pinafore” will be sung in English with subtitles.
“This inaugural simulcast of ‘HMS Pinafore’ at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly the QET Plaza) is a great way to celebrate opera with a new audience,” said Vancouver Opera General Manager Tom Wright in an official press statement. “Our goal is to make this a fun celebration of the arts and provide new audience members a glimpse into the magic created by Vancouver Opera on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage.”
The simulcast is sponsored by Jana and Bill Maclagan.