April Events

Pacific Opera Presents: Madame Butterfly

Dates: April 9, 11, 15, 17, 19
Location: Royal Theatre
Official Website: HERE

A young geisha renounces her family to marry an American man. When he leaves to go back to his own country, she waits with their child for his return.  Though she is the gentlest of heroines, Butterfly has formidable inner strength. Guided by honour and fidelity, sustained by hope, she refuses for the longest time to believe she has been abandoned.

Puccini himself loved Butterfly above all his heroines – her for whom I wrote music in the night. And what music! The score pours out lush melodies, infused with delicate Japanese harmonies – it is as ravishing as anything in opera!

Def Leppard

Date: April 17
Location: Save on Foods Memorial Arena
Official Website: HERE

With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.

Times Colonist 10K Run

Dates: April 26
Location: Downtown Inner Harbour
Official Website: HERE

Visit the official website for complete details, course map, start times, locations, volunteering and the family fun run.