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Chinatown’s History Brought to Life with Opera

VAHMS had the honour to be a part of the audience for City Opera Vancouver’s Chinatown Opera. The Opera by Madeleine Tien and Alice Ping Yee Ho features the story of two close friends and the importance of family, identity, and perseverance. The story also reflects on the significance of Vancouver’s Chinatown and its history that dates back to the building of the railway. Even without a stage, costumes, and full orchestra, the Opera’s music, relationships between the characters, and historical relevance were all moving, inspirational, and eye-opening. A must see when it hits the global stage in September 2022!

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