2023 Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival
- July 27, 2023 - August 5, 2023
- Recurring daily
- Location: Early Music Vancouver
The 2023 Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival (previously named Vancouver Bach Festival) will take place July 27 to August 5 at various venues including SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Christ Church Cathedral, Pyatt Hall, The Orpheum Annex, West Vancouver United Church, and St. James Community Square.
The theme of the 2023 Early Music Vancouver Summer Festival is WOMENinSIGHT – celebrating women composers, librettists, and performers of the past and present. Inspired by Christine de Pizan (1364-ca.1430) – the revolutionary writer who questioned the centuries-old treatment of women and their prescribed place and role in society – WOMENinSIGHT explores the impact and the role of women throughout history via a musical lens.
The world premiere of The Queen of Carthage, co-produced by EMV and re:Naissance Opera, kicks off this year’s Festival on July 27 at 8:00 p.m. at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Featuring Charlotte Siegel (soprano), Marisa Gold (dancer|choreographer), Debi Wong and Stephanie Wong (stage directors), Catalina Vicens (music director) and EMV Festival Players, this interdisciplinary performance is a powerful reclamation of the story of Dido, The Queen of Carthage, and her legacy as a political leader, an empire builder, and a woman of colour.
Various Times and Locations, view the full program here.
July 27 to August 5
Early Bird tickets will be available from April 3 to May 14 online at www.earlymusic.bc.ca and by phone (Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) at 604-732-1610. Ticket prices for each concert are available online, and Early Bird tickets range in price from $19 to $68.