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Photo: Idan Glikzelig. Dancer: Tamar Sonn

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani

Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber

Director and Choreographer: Idan Cohen

Scenes Design: Riccardo Massironi

Costume Design: Edoardo Russo

Lighting Design: Bambi

Artistic advisor: Melanie Berson
Dramaturgy and Assistant Director: Raina Von Waldenburg
Assistant Director: Antonella Cozzolino
Assistant Choreographer: Ted Littlemore

Teatro Massimo Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra
Chorus Master :Salvatore Punturo
Ballet Director: Jean-Sébastien Colau
A new production of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Romeo: Maria Kataeva / Anna Pennisi 

Giulietta: Marina Monzó  / Francesca Pia Vitale 

Tebaldo: Ioan Hotea / Mert Süngü 

Capellio: Marco Spotti

Lorenzo: Gabriele Sagona

Orfeo ed Euridice
This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of opera and contemporary dance. 

Co-produced by: Vancouver Opera / The Dance centre, Vancouver.
C.W. Gluck, Libretto by Libretto di. Ranieri De' Calzabigi 

Conductor: Leslie Dala

Director and Choreographer: Idan Cohen

Scenes Design: Amir Ofek

Costume Design: Evan Clayton

Lighting Design: Itay Erdal

Artistic advisor: Melanie Berson
Assistant Director:Racheal Prince
Assistant conductor: Jennifer Tung

Supporters: Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver's Regional Cultural Grants program.

A dance performance and concert creation set to the complete Piano Études of the celebrated Jewish composer Philip Glass, one of the most innovative and influential composers of the late 20th century, and choreographed by Israeli director Idan Cohen. This series of miniature études comprises 20 spectacular gems hidden within Glass’ body of work, performed live by award-winning pianist Leslie Dala.

Philip Glass' ability to reflect an abstraction of time, to tell a story without narrative, while showcasing a minimalistic, crystallized approach to rhythm, is enticingly relevant. Hourglass explores the passage of time with an ensemble of dancers of ages ranging from their 20s to late 60s, with a variety of body types and backgrounds. They represent a wealth of knowledge that needs to be seen, both as a response to current times and as a compelling elucidation of Glass’ intent.

This World Premiere of Hourglass was developed through an artistic residency at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.

Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Deux Mille Foundation, City of Vancouver, Metro Vancouver's Regional Cultural Project Grants program.

Take This Waltz
This world premiere evening of music, dance and stunning visuals, staged by Idan Cohen, celebrates the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Performers featured are Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, described as “flat-out brilliant” by Opera News, dancer/musician Ted Littlemore and a classical chamber ensemble of Cello, violin, and accordion.

Georgia Straight:

Jewish Independent:

Photos (In Order): Lior Noyman,  Sydney Dance Company PPY- Daniel Boud, Ted Littlemore, Margalit Benari

Photos (In Order): Theo Bell, Flick Harrison. Performers: Leslie Dala (Piano), Racheal Prince, Brandon Lee Alley.

November 22-28 8:00 pm 

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Italy

MAY 25 & MAY 26 , 7:30 pm 


SOINTULA, Athletic Hall, BC, Canada

MAY 27, 2:30 pm


PORT MCNEILL, Gatehouse Theatre, BC, Canada

MAY 28, 7:00 pm


CAMPBELL RIVER, Tidemark Theatre, BC, Canada


Nov 23, 7:30pm, Nov 24, 4:00pm, Nov 25, 7:30pm, Nov 26, 7:30pm, Nov 27, 4:00pm


Pacific Opera victoria, Baumann Centre,BC, Canada

November 5-6, 2022 at 8pm
Chutzpah Festival
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver, Canada.

September 10 & 11, 8:00 PM PST

Celebrating the Music of Leonard Cohen, The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jan 27, 12:00 Noon


The Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie St, Vancouver, BC, Canada


December 4, 7:30 PM & December 5, 2:00 PM


The Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

November 16 & 18 at 7pm


Chutzpah! Festival, The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, 950 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Streaming on demand Tuesday April 6, 5pm PST to Tuesday April 13, 5pm PST


The Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC.

March 4 & 5 at 8pm & March 6 at 4pm PST


VIDF (Vancouver International Dance Festival), Canada

November 25, 7:00 PM


Chutzpah! Festival @ NRT, Vancouver, BC, Canada

July 7 & 9, 9:00 PM 


'Dancing on the Edge' @ Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada


November 23, 1:00 PM 

TRIONFI AMORE, Dance in Vancouver 2019 @ The Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

October 26, 7:00 PM

TRIONFI AMORE Open House at @ The Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 11 & 12, 2:30 & 7:00 PM

'Phantasmagoria' by Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, Turning Point Ensemble' Sounds Unheard @ The Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, BC, Canada

April 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20 08:00 PM

TRIONFI AMORE @EDAM Performing Arts Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

March 9 &10, 7:30 PM

THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA by Rita Ueda as a part of 'Words & Music' The Turning Point Ensemble. @ The Orpheum Annex,  Vancouver, BC, Canada


August 25, 7:00 PM

ONE THOUSAND WHITE PAPER CRANES FOR JAPAN by Rita Ueda / WEN WEI POEMS by Mark Armanini AU Ensemble at Podium Mosaiek @ Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 9, 08:00 PM

ORFEO AS A CLOWN at Seattle International Dance Festival @ Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA, USA

May 13, 3:00 PM

DANCE LAB at The Dance Centre, 3pm @ Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Photo: Eran Abukassis

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