Vancouver’s newest opera company creates subsidized ticket program

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Opera di Concertisti introduces a Cinderella Ticket Program. In celebration of the first year anniversary, Opera di Concertisti, Vancouver’s newest opera company, is proud to provide deeply discounted tickets; five dollars or free when available to members of the public that cannot usually afford them.  The idea is to create affordable arts tickets for some people who need a little inspiration in their lives the most. Vancouver (according to recent Census reports spends the most on arts concerts, but has one of the lowest number of concert goers across Canada). These tickets are available to individuals or families on disability or income assistance. Founder/Director Elizabeth Lewis Celeste is committed to making the arts accessible to all. In addition the company is also offering a free opera chorus to members of the community.

To kick off the program, Opera di Concertisti is giving 100 Cinderella Tickets away for free to Mostly Mozart Opera Concert, on November 30th, 2013. The concert is a collection of the great Mozartian operas. It includes excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan Tutte, and The  Abduction from the Seraglio.  The show is Saturday, November 30th, at 7:30 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, one block east of Granville, regular tickets are $25/18.

Opera di Concertisti recently performed as part of the Minoru Opera Series in Richmond, and was thrilled to create a free event, an open dress rehearsal as part of Culture Days in Vancouver at the end of September. It is an artist managed company. Soprano, Elizabeth Lewis Celeste is both the director and one of the leads. The company is one of the few companies in town which provide paid training and opportunities to young artists and surprisingly Elizabeth Lewis Celeste does this out of her own pocket. The company’s repertoire includes La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Fille du Regiment, and a Valentine’s Day concert on February 14th, 2014. The company will also be presenting Verdi’s rarely performed Attila, based on the Volsaga version of Attila the Hun.

Opera di Concertisti is also available for events, Christmas parties, corporate events, as well as special events like weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. Regular ticket prices are 25/18 and 10 for children under 13. For Tickets 1-800-838-3006 for ‘Mostly Mozart Opera’, and for more information www.opera-di-concertisti.com or 604-762-2330.

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