City Opera presents CHINATOWN

A trio of previews from our upcoming CHINATOWN. Its world premiere runs at The Vancouver Playhouse 13 – 17 September 2022. Tickets go on sale in July.

A western opera, CHINATOWN is a story of family and neighbourhood, racism and resistance, love and survival. It examines six characters, two families, and a chorus of male ghosts, from the building of the CPR through to our own times. It deals with the Head Tax, the Exclusion Act, paper sons, paper promise, community and hope.

Spoken introduction. 00:00
Hoisan Singer / Muk’yu Aria. 01:32
Eugene’s Aria. 06:55
Wenli’s Aria. 13:24

Erica Iris Huang – Mezzo
Derek Kwan – Tenor
Vania Chan – Soprano
Patty Chan – Erhu
Bobby Ho – Percussion
Alice Ping Yee Ho – Piano

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June 10th, 2023

The VSO and VSO School of Music are excited for the return of Day of Music to Downtown Vancouver with FREE performances by musicians from across the Lower Mainland and beyond. Enjoy performances and activities by the VSO and others as we come together and celebrate the joy and fun of music.