Opera Recital Series continues Sunday

Parksville-VIO recital happening in Parksville at the MAC at 3 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are $20 at the door

Three professional young operatic singers will make their way to the McMillan Arts Centre this Sunday for the second part in Vancouver Island Opera’s Recital Series.

The singers, all from Vancouver, will perform trios, duets and solos on April 27 at the MAC. Artistic director with Vancouver Island Opera, Tatiana Vasilieva, said she is thrilled to be able to introduce the talented singers to this area.

“I’m convinced the people will have a wonderful afternoon of operatic music,” she said.

Baritone Andrew Andreychik starred in Vancouver Island Opera’s (VIO) full production of Hansel and Gretel last year, playing the father.

“He’s not only a very strong and powerful singer but also a dramatic actor which is so important in singing opera.”

Andreychik had his formal education in voice in the University of British Columbia’s music department. After completing that program, he went on to perform in Germany and Italy. He has won several awards for his singing, including Russia National vocal competitions, and he is a member of the Vancouver Opera Chorus.

Soprano Shadan Saul was born in Mexico City and has been capturing attention around the world with her powerful voice, paired with a strong and captivating personality. Shadan has sung as a soloist with the UBC Opera Ensemble, with the Vancouver Symphony, the North Czech Civic Opera Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

Tenor Sunny Shams is a top notch operatic singer with roots as a jazz pianist and singer. He was a district winner in Seattle in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, as well as a winner at the district level again this year. Shams has been featured as a soloist several times with the Vancouver and the Victoria Symphonies, the North Czech Civic Opera Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and the Fraser Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

The recital on Sunday will include selections from Puccini’s La Boheme, as well as a variety of operatic music including La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, and Russians arias.Sweet treats will be served at intermission courtesy of Quality Foods and VIO member Lois Hayes.

The recital happens in Parksville at the MAC, located at 133 McMillan Street at 3 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information call Tatiana at 250-586-6095.

 

 

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