Stunningly superb singing from an all-star cast of Canadian opera singers. WOW! Moved me to tears of joy!

Nancy Hermiston’s UBC Opera Ensemble shone so brilliantly as the chorus and also in many of the character parts in this concert version of this Canadian Opera! They all ROCK!!!

The Vancouver Symphony soared to great heights in this adventure into opera conducted by the composer and current Music Director of the VSO, Bramwell Tovey.

Bravo tutti!

Here are the main cast members:

Erin Wall soprano

Laura Whalen soprano

Roger Honeywell tenor

Judith Forst mezzo-soprano

Roger Honeywell tenor

James Westman baritone

Phillip Ens

UBC Opera Ensemble

Maestro Bramwell Tovey’s recently premiered spectacular opera The Inventor opened at the Calgary Opera in January 2011 to critical acclaim. John Murrell’s libretto tells the tragic story of Alexander (“Sandy”) Keith Jr., nephew of the famous brewmaster, with Tovey’s spectacular, dramatic score. The VSO presents the concert version of this new opera, featuring the original cast and, of course, Maestro Tovey conducting.

Please click here to read the full synopsis of The Inventor.

There is one more concert on Monday June 11, 2012 at 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Vancouver; not to be missed.

(Rumour has it that the next staged version of The Inventor may be in Germany!!!)

Here is a link to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s website for more information: