Montréalais composer Claude Vivier (1948–1983) lived a hard and fast life. Before he was found murdered in his hotel room in Paris at the age of 35, he had spent a career rejecting many traditional ideas of life, music and opera, which culminated in writing his only opera Kopernikus. Subtitled “a ritual opera for the dead”, this opera has gone on to become one of Canada’s most performed operas… outside of Canada.
The (prophetic) premise? A woman has died and she arrives to the afterlife scared, lost and looking for meaning.
Thursday, April 4 8pm
Friday, April 5 8pm
Saturday, April 6 8pm
Thursday, April 11 8pm
Friday, April 12 8pm
Saturday, April 13 8pm
General Admission and Under 25 seats are chosen upon arrival to the theatre on a first come, first serve basis. VIP tickets ensure you and your party reserved seats in the VIP section.
Prices exclude processing fee ($2.50) and applicable taxes.
A limited amount of Rush tickets will be available each night of the performance, at the door. Rush Ticket prices will vary depending on which section has remaining tickets. Line up early for these (as early as an hour prior to showtime) in the Rush Line outside the venue.
"Ivany and Mokrzewski have created something exceptional, uniquely gripping, generously inclusive. A transformative production. Limitless. Heartening. Utterly extraordinary."− Opera Going Toronto
"An astounding revelation of an older work made new again... it constitutes a full step into a new directional maturity for the Ivany/Mokrzewski creative team."− National Post
"Kopernikus is astonishing... give the damn thing a national tour."− Ludwig van Toronto
Review: Vivier’s Kopernikus at Banff Centre the ideal opera of the future | National Post
“An astounding revelation of an older work made new again and constituted a full step into a new directional maturity for the Ivany/Mokrzewski creative team. ”
Kopernikus Heralds Opera In The 21st Century | Ludwig van Toronto
“Kopernikus is astonishing… give the damn thing a national tour.”
Review: Kopernikus | Opera Going Toronto
“Ivany and Mokrzewski have created something exceptional, uniquely gripping, generously inclusive. A transformative production. Limitless. Heartening. Utterly extraordinary.”
Vivier’s Kopernikus in rehearsal at Banff
“It might be the edgiest thing AtG have ever done.”