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SOUND THE ALARM:  
music/theatre

The Theatre of Music

Berlin:
The Last Cabaret

Produced by City Opera Vancouver
in association with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre

Presented at the
2020 PuSh
International Performing Arts Festival

This cabaret celebrates the subversive power of art and offers a warning to those who would take freedom for granted.
1934: As Nazism tightens its grip on Germany, a satirical cabaret troupe faces physical danger and a moral crisis. Members have disappeared under suspicious circumstances; the five that remain have to decide whether to bend to intimidation or perform their work uncensored. With death looming in the air, the risks couldn’t be higher—and yet the desperate need for expression is still there...

Vancouver, 2020.

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Angel's Bone

2021/2022

This 2017 Pulizer Prize winning opera by composer Du Yun and Canadian librettist Royce Vavrek is planned to make its Canadian debut in 2020/21 with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre and co-producer re:Naissance Opera. We hope you will join us on this two-year journey and our deepest thanks to the Vancouver Foundation for their multi-year funding and belief in this project.

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Music of the Night

The Concert Tour

This celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday includes all his most iconic theatrical music. The tour visited 18 BC cities in 2019 and will visiting another 20 cities in BC and Alberta in 2020. We hope to see you there!

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In؞sec(t) 

(working title)

A new commission that explores how we as humans are actively destroying our physical environment as well as our construct of civilized society. Our aspired unification is resulting in an opposite reality - a polarization of ‘sects’ that ostracize differing ideologies, villainize racial minorities, and treat further sub-cultures like insignificant insects or pests that should be eradicated.

Created through movement, theatre, contemporary music, and electronic sound.

Planned for 2023/24

Acis + Galatea

an opera by G. F. Handel

Presented in September 2017, this co-production with re:Naissance Opera was named one of "Vancouver's Best Operas of 2017" Directed by Alan Corbishley

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Dragging Piaf

A Cinematic Theatrical Concert

This cinematic concert in 2014 and 2016 featured the music of Edith Piaf, performed by Frederik Robert, and integrated an accompanied silent film about a Vancouver drag queen whose alter ego resembled the life of the iconic French chanteuse.

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Acis + Galatea, 2017

Named "Vancouver's Best Opera"

 "...this retelling of Handel’s story was refreshing, making perfect sense of music and libretto, doing a fine job of presenting them, and introducing a concept of the opera more dramatically compelling than the original."

Webley aWaits, 2012

"Comedy walked - OK, staggered at times - arm in arm with tragedy... The front seat? That was Kris Ruston driving the energy from behind the grille of an '80s Ford pickup, part of a junk-strewn set that included a kitchen-utensil rhythm section.

Mike Youds, The Daily News

Dragging Piaf, 2016

"On its own, ninety minutes of Frederik Robert’s singing could’ve been interesting and fully entertaining … I was excited to see if the silent film could use the urgency and intensity of Robert’s live voice to spin a powerful narrative… And it did."

Satie de Paris, 2009

"Satie de Paris was poetry on stage!"

Mike Youds, The Daily News

We would like to thank our supporters!

It is with great honour that we have received funding support
from the following organizations.

Vancouver Foundation

Various Grants


In support of
Angel's Bone ('18-'21)
Acis + Galatea ('17)
Sign & Flow ('15)

Province
of BC

Community Gaming 


Yearly support towards our Performance Programming

Creative BC/
Amplify BC

Various Grants


In support of
Music of the Night:
The Concert Tour
COVID Org Support

BC Arts Council

Various Grants


In support of
Acis + Galatea
Sign & Flow
Canadian Cabaret 1-3
Satie de Paris