Performances begin April 30 for the Vancouver Opera production of Evita, starring Caroline Bowman and Ramin Karimloo as Eva Peron and Che, respectively. The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is set to play through May 8 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
John Cudia plays Peron, Shannon Chan Kent plays the Mistress and Cooper Grodin plays Magaldi. The production features direction by Kelly Robinson and choreography by Tracey Flye. Jonathan Darlington conducts.
Set in Buenos Aires during the politically turbulent 1930's and 40's, Evita chronicles the life of an obscure and ambitious actress who goes on to become the most powerful woman in Argentina. A controversial figure in history, the musical follows her career from performing in B movies to her place at the presidential palace. The acclaimed 1979 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical.
The limited Vancouver engagement is presented in English with surtitles projected above the stage. The creative team includes chorus director and associate conductor Leslie Dala; scenic and costume designer Drew Facey; lighting designer Gerald King; projection designer Jamie Nesbitt; sound designer Andy Horka; wig designer Stacey Butterworth; associate wig designer Susan Manning; principal répétiteur and assistant chorus director Kinza Tyrrell; musical preparation by Tina Chang and Kimberley-Ann Bartczak; stage manager Theresa Tsang; dance captain and chorus Scott Augustine; assistant lighting designer Julie Martens; and assistant projection designer Cameron Fraser.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit vancouveropera.ca. The theatre is located at 1945 McLean Dr., Vancouver, Canada.