Andrew Greenwood, Elizabeth Lewis Celeste, Matt Chittick

Vancouver’s newest opera company, Opera di Concertisti, recently launched a program to create affordable arts tickets for financially-strapped arts and culture fans. According to recent Canadian census reports, Vancouver spends the most on cultural events, yet has one of the lowest concert attendance rates across our country.

Matt Chittick, Andrew Greenwood
[Matt Chittick, Tenor; Andrew Greenwood, Baritone]

These tickets will be made available to individuals or families on disability or income assistance. Founder/Director Elizabeth Lewis Celeste is committed to making the arts accessible to all. The one-year-old company also offers a free opera chorus to members of the community.

Elizabeth Lewis Celeste
[Elizabeth Lewis Celeste]

To kick off the program, Opera di Concertisti will give away 100 Cinderella tickets to the Mostly Mozart Opera Concert on Saturday evening, November 30. The concert will include excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan Tutte, and The Abduction from the Seraglio.

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 Vancouver Culture Days) at the end of September.

Mostly Mozart Opera Concert

Date: Saturday, November 30, 7:30 pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults, $25; students/seniors, $18; children under 13, $10; available online or via phoning 604.762.2330

About Opera di Concertisti

An artist-managed company, Soprano Elizabeth Lewis Celeste serves as director and as one of the company’s lead performers. Opera di Concertisti provides paid training and opportunities to young artists out of Surrey native Celeste’s own pocket. The company’s repertoire includes La Traviata, Rigoletto, and La Fille du Regiment. Visit the website for upcoming concerts.

All photos by Chris Leysk.

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