October 2017 – Vancouver Opera, Puccini’s Turandot

Join Heather at a performance of Turandot as she performs as a core member with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra:

by Giacomo Puccini
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Evening performances 7:30pm. Matinée performance 2:00pm

Turandot: Amber Wagner
Calaf: Marcelo Puente
Liù: Marianne Fiset
Timur: Alain Coulombe

Friday, October 13, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017 • matinée
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017

About Turandot
La Bohème. Tosca. Madama Butterfly. Turandot. Puccini saved his most musically adventurous opera for last. Containing some of the greatest operatic music ever written, Turandot blends epic chorus sections with unforgettable intimate moments, and is the culmination of Puccini’s career. This three act opera by Giacomo Puccini and completed by Franco Alfano, with libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni is one of the most grand opera offerings and is full of thrilling choruses, booming orchestrations, and a cast consisting of all of ancient China. This magnificent work—which features Pavarotti’s signature aria, “Nessun dorma”—promises to make the kick off of the Vancouver Opera’s 2017/18 Season a not-to-be missed event.

When not performing music professionally, Heather Walker teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.

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