He sings, she sighs, we melt.
That’s what you get when you combine the heart-warming charm of tenor Ken Lavigne, the passion and creamy voice of soprano Nadya Blanchette with the Vancouver Island Symphony under the baton of Pierre Simard.
This Friday at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, VI Symphony presents He Sings, She Sighs, a Valentine’s special filled with drama, romance and amusement. It’s a real adventure for the heart.
You just can’t help loving tenor Ken Lavigne, one of Vancouver Island’s favourite performers. With his relaxed, huggable and genuine stage presence, humorous banter, passionate dreams and perfect choice of popular and favourite songs, he charms his way into the hearts of audiences wherever he performs.
And where there’s love, there’s soprano Nadya Blanchette. With her rapturous, warm, creamy voice she sings everything from arias to Broadway favourites. Her charisma, contagious humour, spontaneity and versatility enchant audiences around the world. “It’s a romantic event celebrating love with exquisite music and immortal songs that we have embraced over the years,” she said of He Sings, She Sighs. “There will be vignettes, playful comedy and romance in a rapport between Ken and I, the baton and the audience.”
“It’s a great show with beautiful music,” said Lavigne. “It’s a concert that will appeal to all lovers. We are singing duets and solos from West Side Story, South Pacific, Moulin Rouge, and on the operatic side, from Tales of Hoffman.”
Again, He Sings, She Sighs will be on Feb. 13 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the show are $38 for adults and $15 for youth. Tickets are available through the Port Theatre at 250-754-8550 or porttheatre.com.
There is also a special sale on now: two tickets for the Qualicum show and two tickets for the upcoming Tonight… Piaf on Mar. 21 at the Port Theatre for $139.
For more info, vancouverislandsymphony.com
— NEWS Staff/VI Symphony