Vancouver Opera presents The Overcoat: an Opera

  • Times: 2:00PM, 7:30PM
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Address:
  • 649 Cambie Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Phone: 604-683-0222

Saturday, April 28 - Saturday, May 12, 2018
Evening performances 7:30pm. Wednesday May 2 and Sunday May 6 Matinée performance 2:00pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

Akakiy: Geoffrey Sirett
Petrovich: Peter McGillivray

A much anticipated co-production with Toronto's Canadian Stage Company and Tapestry Opera, The Overcoat: an Opera is an operatic reinterpretation Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling's 1998 smash-hit play, The Overcoat . With a libretto from Morris Panych and music composed by Canadian Composer, James Rolfe, this production reunites the original creative team. Morris Panych is the director, with choreography by Wendy Gorling, set design by Ken MacDonald. costume design by Nancy Bryant, and lighting design by Alan Brodie.

This extremely important work, addresses the universal human need for compassion and our unfortunate tendency to deny it. The Overcoat: an Opera is so much more than the story of an office worker whose life is turned upside down when he's robbed of his new overcoat. "Panych and Gorling... have delivered a work that grows richer on each subsequent viewing, a creation that combines laughter with pathos and exhilaration with despair." – Toronto Star (on 2007's The Overcoat). The work will debut at the Bluma Appel Theatre in March 2017 before coming to the Vancouver Playhouse - where the original creation premiered 20 years ago.

Sung in English with English SURTITLESTM projected above the stage

Tickets: Various Prices - Tickets Will Go On Sale In Early Summer
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Vancouver Opera presents The Overcoat: an Opera
649 Cambie Street