Vancouver Opera presents La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Relaxed Performance
Thursday, May 2 at 12:30pm
Vancouver Opera invites you to join them for their latest production, Giacomo Puccini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) at the Vancouver Playhouse. In this retelling of the classic rags to riches tale, the evil stepmother is instead a malevolent stepfather, the fairy godmother is a philosopher, and the legendary glass slipper is replaced with a bracelet. For the first time, you can experience this opera as a relaxed performance. Relaxed performances are designed to be sensitive to and accepting of audiences. A CAN Sensory Friendly Space will also be available on site. Tickets start at $19.
Sensory Friendly Space
Hosted by Canucks Autism Network, this space is offered for families who need a calm zone to relax, including noise-cancelling headphones (on loan), books, games and sensory toys.
Tickets and more information at vancouveropera.ca or by calling 604 683 0222
Opera Speaks: Relaxed Performances – Where to begin?
The discussion will begin with an detailed explanation of the purpose behind relaxed performances. Panelists will then share their personal and organizational experiences with planning and staging a relaxed performance. Together, they will speak to the entire process from the initial idea, to community partnerships, and the practical considerations for performers and audiences.
The free talk will take place 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Panelists include:
Hallie Mitchell – manager of training, Canucks Autism Network
Kevan Ellis – director of education, Arts Club Theatre
Ava Forsyth – director of operations, Bard On The Beach
This session is immediately preceded by a relaxed performance of Rossini’s La Cenerentola at 12:30 p.m., with tickets starting at $19.