Fasten your seatbelts, you are about to take a ride on BR-101, the major highway connecting Brazil from North to South! Brazilian exports, Farofa and vocalist Caro Pierotto will be your guides on this musical tour featuring the smokin’ hot rhythms and sensuous melodies of their birth place.
Farofa’s raw talent thrives on the collaborations of its members, touring musicians Felipe Fraga (Percussion), Isaias Elpes (Bass), JP Mourão (Brazilian Viola Caipira) and Luis Mascaro (Violin). Through their independent journeys, they have worked with such prolific artists as Ricky Martin, Lee Ritenour, Selena Gomez and Foo Fighters – and together, they are turning heads with their fresh and imaginative set lists and avante-garde mashups.
Burnaby Lyric Opera
Madama Butterfly is the tragic story of a beautiful young geisha, Cio-Cio-San who falls in love and marries B.F. Pinkerton, an American naval lieutenant. Shortly after their wedding Pinkerton returns to America, and three long years pass as Cio-Cio-San raises their son and faithfully awaits Pinkerton’s return. When he finally returns, it is to take his son back to America with him. Puccini’s magnificent music soars throughout this heartbreaking story of love, betrayal, and the clashing of two cultures in the late 1890’s. Madama Butterfly is one of the world’s most popular operas and has some of the most beautiful music ever written, including the famous aria “Un Bel Di” and the unforgettable Love Duet. Burnaby Lyric Opera’s production team and the best of BC’s young opera singers bring this “must see” opera to life at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in February, 2020. Don’t miss it!