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Laurent Pelly

(L'elisir d'amore)
Duration: 150 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
The Royal Opera House presents...
Director: Laurent Pelly


Jul 10 07:00 pm
Jul 13 07:00 pm

Nemorino, a naive village boy, is besotted with Adina, a farm owner. She rejects his declarations of love. Fortunately, Doctor Dulcamara is on hand with a ’love potion’ to help him win her heart… Laurent Pelly’s acclaimed production of Donizetti’s opera radiates tenderness, humour and southern sunshine, starring Vittorio Grigolo, Lucy Crowe and Bryn Terfel.

"A classy evening." The Guardian

"Donizetti’s charming pastoral romp is one of the few operas to give the tenor the central role and Vittorio Grigolo takes full advantage, portraying the naive bumpkin Nemorino with beautiful Italianate tone and believable, athletic acting. His aria Una Furtiva Lagrima brings the house down, as it should." Tully Potter, Daily Mail

Bill Plympton

Duration: 76 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Bill Plympton


Jul 24 10:30 pm
Jul 25 10:15 pm

Already acclaimed as the animated feature of the year, Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ is a rueful, comic and surreal contemplation of true love, false love, blind love and spectacular sex, all in Plympton’s inimitable style. Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when things inevitably go south, Ella resorts to a magical soul machine to take the form of Jake’s numerous lovers to reclaim their destiny. (Plus short film: World of Tomorrow, 16 min)

"Plympton will be cheated if Cheatin doesn’t at least get nominated for a best animated feature Oscar." Peter Keough, Boston Globe