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Beauty's Beast

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823 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

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East Van Opera is back with our second original score for the exciting presentation of our newest opera, Beauty’s Beast. Join us at the ANNEX for an evening of luscious harmonies and hauntingly beautiful melodies as our talented cast present this new music by local composer Allison Cociani. The libretto penned by Anna Shill, is an expression of compassion and selflessness, as it dives into issues facing consent, Stockholm syndrome, female empowerment, and critical self discovery.

This perspective is particularly clear in the opera's own story. In Beauty's Beast, compassion and selflessness are recurrent themes (as they are throughout the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ canon), but the female protagonist is also an advocate for critical self-discovery. The opera focuses on Belle's journey to self-knowledge, and to how she builds a healthier relationship with the Beast based on mutual understanding, communication and consent - a particularly timely portrayal, given the concerns and awareness being fostered by the #Metoo movement.

Our modern take on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast will be sure to inspire and entertain. With Julie McIssac at the helm as our director, and Perri Lo leading us as our collaborative pianist, our all female creative team ensures that Beauty’s Beast is a project that is consistent with our goal of delivering artistic experiences curated by women.

Cociani sees this timeliness as essential to making opera relevant to the community of Vancouver, and to bringing a new awareness to this often-traditional art form. "I think that people will find this opera is very relatable - particularly since it combines new music with a story that everyone knows," she says. "By blending an innovative form and a current perspective with an iconic, incredibly beloved fairy tale, we're creating a show that isn't just for longtime opera lovers or classical music aficionados - it's truly for everyone."

Don’t miss this chance to witness music being made in your community in its most independent and innovative form. The indie opera movement is growing quickly in British Columbia, and we are so happy to be a part of this amazing community and have the chance to share our vision with you!


Music - Allison Cociani
Libretto - Anna Shill
Director - Julie McIssac
Collaborative Pianist - Perri Lo
Belle - Anna Shill
Beast - Jason Cook
Enchantress - Allison Cociani

Beauty’s Beast
September 6th 7:30 pm
September 7th 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Annex - 823 Seymour Street Vancouver BC

General Admission - $35
Seniors and Students - $30


Special thanks to our generous sponsors:
Vancouver Civic Theatres
Opera Mariposa

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