The Impossible Dream: A Triumphant New Benefit and Awareness ShowPresented by: Opera Mariposa
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Date: May 18, 2019 – May 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Address: St Helen’s Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 2A3
Enjoy an evening of opera, Broadway and Disney music for charity! In THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, multi-award-winning soprano Jacqueline Ko teams up with pianist Karen Shumka to perform highlights from Hamilton, Wicked, Mulan, Madama Butterfly and more. Go on a musical journey with the singer who “knows exactly what to do with an absolutely gorgeous voice” (Review Vancouver), then indulge at the delicious dessert buffet and enter to win thousands of dollars in prizes. To honour the International Awareness Day for chronic neuroimmune diseases, 100% of proceeds will support the ME|FM Society of BC.
Jacqueline Ko, soprano
Karen Shumka, piano
$25 general | $20 student, senior, disability | $15 each for groups of four or more
Tickets available at 1-800-838-3006, at operamariposa.com or at the door
Run time approx. 90 minutes with one intermission.
THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOW:
Performer, producer and disability advocate Jacqueline Ko has lived with the systemic neuroimmune disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) since age six. Despite the challenges of her illness, which left her bedbound for years, she has managed to become a multi-award-winning singer and the co-founder of Opera Mariposa. She is committed to using her passion for music to help others, and since producing her first Benefit + Awareness show at age seventeen she has raised nearly $70,000 for chronic neuroimmune disease treatment, research, education and patient support. Her story is featured in the book Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME by Valerie Free.
ACCESSIBILITY: the venue is wheelchair-accessible and animal-friendly. Cushions will be provided for the pews, and we ask that audience members help us to maintain a scent-reduced space by avoiding the use of fragrances and scented products.
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