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La Fanciulla Del West (Encore) Saturday November 24 2018 at 9:55 AM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met, Marnie broadcast live, with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Estimated run time 2hrs 52mins. Sung in English.
Noteworthy Concerts Monday November 26 2018 at 10:30 AMCowichan Stage
× Virtuoso guitarist, Daniel Bolshoy joins the Bergmann Piano duo in the second installment of our Noteworthy Classical Concert Series with music that is sure to warm you up featuring pieces such as Invierno Porteño by Astor Piazzolla, the famous Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo and works from Vivaldi, Granados and Boccherini performed in a ‘hot and fiery’ programme.
Tulipani Monday November 26 2018 at 7:00 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia. He becomes a living legend with his passionate love-life and turbulent scuffles with dubious local business practices but then suddenly disappears.
Candy Cane Cabaret Thursday December 13 2018 at 8:00 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× 19+ only. Passion and Performance is so excited to be hosting the first Candy Cane Cabaret at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre! This 19+ show features all styles of dance from hip hop to burlesque with local students from the Cowichan Valley as well as students from Victoria.
La Traviata (Encore) Saturday January 5 2019 at 9:55 AM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata is one of the best-loved operas in history. This encore broadcast is a new, richly textured production featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons and stars soprano Diana Damrau as the doomed tragic heroine, Violetta, in a role that is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire. Estimated run time 3hrs 7mins. Sung in Italian.
Adriana Lecouvreur Saturday January 12 2019 at 9:55 AM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Based on a play by Eugène Scribe, this live broadcast tells a charismatic, 18th-century story inspired by the real-life intrigues of famed actress Adrienne Lecouvreur and the legendary soldier—and lover—Maurice of Saxony. A quintessential diva role, Soprano Anna Netrebko takes on the title role joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. Estimated run time 3hrs 33mins. Sung in Italian.
Three Identical Strangers Monday January 21 2019 at 7:00 PM- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
× Identical triplets become separated at birth and adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global sensation but also unearths an unimaginable secret that has radical repercussions.