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Pacific Opera Victoria unveils its 2024-25 season

Pacific Opera Victoria’s season gets underway in October with Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, followed by Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince in February 2025 and Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto in April 2025.
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The Royal Theatre on Broughton Street in Victoria. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST

Everything from a timeless masterpiece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to an opera based on a classic children’s tale will be part of Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2024-25 season, the company has announced.

Pacific Opera will stage three operas at the Royal Theatre during its upcoming season, in addition to a new series of classical concerts at the McPherson Playhouse.

The season gets underway in October with Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, followed by Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince, which is based on the beloved book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in February 2025. Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto will be mounted in April 2025.

The season’s inaugural Luminary Series consists of one-night-only classical music events held at the McPherson Playhouse featuring a number of guest soloists, including Barbara Hannigan, Bertrand Chamayou, Lawrence Brownlee, and the Gryphon Trio.

The creative team for the upcoming season includes principal conductor Giuseppe (Joey) Pietraroia, artistic director Brenna Corner, and stage director Jennifer Tarver, among others.

Cast members set to appear during mainstage productions include tenor Ben Butterfield, soprano Melody Courage, baritone Grant Youngblood, soprano Sarah Dufresne, tenor Matthew Pearce, and tenor Andrew Haji.

Tickets are on sale now through pacificopera.ca.

mdevlin@timescolonist.com