Romeo et Juliette backstage at Vancouver Opera

Vancouver Opera will celebrate diversity in our community with an inaugural parade float at this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade on August 4. Horned helmets, fabulous prima donnas, glamour queens and drama queens will be out in full force as VO invites Vancouverites to “be your own diva”. Grab a spot for the noon parade start this Sunday.

“VO reflects its community’s diversity among our audiences, artists and staff and we’re very excited to bring to Pride 2013 the passion and drama that only opera can muster.” says Colleen Maybin, Education and Community Engagement Manager for Vancouver Opera. “No one does divas like opera! We will walk the walk and talk the talk!”

VO season poster
[2013-2014 season: Tosca, Albert Herring, Don Giovanni, Don Carlo; illustrations by Scott Bakal]

Parade spectators can Like Vancouver Opera on Facebook or follow VO’s Twitter feed @VancouverOpera for a chance to win a night’s stay at Four Seasons Vancouver plus a pair of tickets to Tosca, the first production of VO’s 2013-2014 season (on stage at the Queen E from October 26 to November 3).

Vancouver Opera is the second largest opera company in Canada. It is regarded worldwide for its fine mainstage productions, country-leading education programs, innovative and award-winning community programs, and groundbreaking cross-cultural creative partnerships that have brought opera to new generations of Canadians.

The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration. The VPS represents the unique culture and spirit of our community by producing quality, inclusive events such as the Pride Parade and Festival. More information about VO’s 2013-2014 season is available online.

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