Past events

by Richard Strauss
In concert, in German with English surtitles, with pianist Angus Kellett
Apr 19-20, Orpheum Annex, Vancouver

Heroic Opera’s third show is Richard Strauss’ Elektra. The opera was presented in full, in a minimalist setting, and a cast of some of Vancouver’s finest singers.


  • Director: Jeanine Fynn
  • Elektra: Nichole Annis
  • Chrysothemis: Sarah Templeton
  • Klytaemnestra: Melissa Ratcliff
  • Orest: Lars Klotz
  • Aegisth: David Gibbons
  • First Maid: Moriah Wax
  • Second Maid: Nadine Cornelius
  • Third Maid: Carole Bertho
  • Fourth Maid: Danielle Cyr
  • Fifth Maid: Kallie Clayton
  • Overseer: Libby Donald
  • Orest’s Tutor: Frantz de Rycke
  • Young Servant: Kurt Haunsperger
  • Old Servant: Stan Ridley
  • Confidante: Danielle Cyr
  • Trainbearer: Holly Beckmeyer
  • Ensemble: Jessica Wright, Serina Li, Brittony LeFever, Rebecca Peterson, Ming-Xuan Chung

Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
In concert, in Italian with English surtitles, with pianist Richard Epp
Nov 17, 19 and 25

Heroic Opera’s second show is Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, a co-presentation with Opera Mariposa. The opera was presented in full, with lavish costumes, and a double cast of some of Vancouver’s finest singers.


  • Director: Adam da Ros
  • Gustavo: Mark Pepe
  • Amelia: Sarah Templeton and Heidi Muendel
  • Renato: Andrew Greenwood and William Liu
  • Oscar: Kallie Clayton and Gerphil Flores
  • Ulrica: Elena Razlog
  • Tom: Frantz de Rycke
  • Silvano: Thomas Lamont
  • Judge: Ming-Xuan Chung
  • Ensemble: Holly Beckmeyer, Libby Donald, Julia Fox, Merryn Myrtle, Jessica Wright, Serina Li, Essie Williams, Courtney Dugan,  Brittony LeFever, Nadine Cornelius, Jim DeLaHunt, Peter Michael Munn, James Gonzalez

Read the Reviews: Review Vancouver, Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver

Die Walküre
by Richard Wagner
In concert, in German with English surtitles, with pianist Les Dala

June 4th, 2017 at 2pm
St. Helen’s Anglican Church
4405 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Heroic Opera’s inaugural show was a presentation of Wagner’s Die Walküre. The first performance of the opera in its entirety in over 40 years. Performed in concert with an outstanding cast of local and international singers.


  • Siegmund: David Gibbons
  • Sieglinde: Sarah Templeton
  • Hunding: Shantanu Thaivalappil
  • Wotan: Lars Klotz
  • Brünnhilde: Nichole Annis
  • Fricka: Linda Baird Musson
  • Rossweise: Melissa Ratcliff
  • Siegrune: Shanté van Horlick
  • Ortlinde: Hayley Crittenden
  • Schwertleite: Cathleen Gingrich
  • Waltraute: Moriah Wax
  • Helmwige: Maya Siegel
  • Grimgerde: Linda Baird Musson
  • Gerhilde: Jessica Turje

Read the Reviews:

  • Opera! In Vancouver!    “The opera was so good it didn’t feel five hours (including intermission) long.”