The Young People's Opera Society of BC was created in 2005 after several singing students complained that there were no opportunities for young people to sing and perform opera... read more
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Young People's Opera Society of BC
The Young People's Opera Society of BC (YPOSBC) is a Registered Charity, founded by Patricia Dahlquist in 2005. Since the society entered its second decade in 2015, significant progress has continued under the guidance of the new Artistic Director, Dolores Scott. YPOSBC offers affordable opportunities for youth (both young in age and young at heart) to learn about, participate in, and sing opera at a community level. With weekly rehearsals and several performances a year, YPOSBC Opera incorporates singing, dancing and acting as well as offering positions in production.
YPOSBC has worked with hundreds of singers from age 8 to 80, engaged many musicians, enrolled eager parents, and delighted thousands of audience members, young and old alike. Society members have gone on to study and perform in Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Oklahoma.Read More
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The YPOSBC program runs year-round, with reduced activity over the summer months and Christmas holidays. Rehearsals are led by a team of highly qualified music educators, including... read more
In a mystical land between light and darkness, Prince Tamino is rescued from a ferocious dragon by the mighty magic of the Three Ladies who serve the Queen of the Night. From this moment on... read more
Amahl and the Night Visitors is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem.... read more
Past | Performances
YPOSBC has been entertaining audiences since 2005. Here are a few of the shows bills along with performance photos.
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Here is a short preview of Young Peoples Opera Society of BC's production The Magic Flute filmed at rehearsal. Performances were June 22, 23 and 24, 2018 at the Surrey Arts Centre Studio Theatre.