UPDATE: Tonight’s Chilliwack Opera concert postponed until June

A Night at the Opera will not be presented Friday, Jan. 20 at St. Paul's Lutheran in Chilliwack, and is postponed until June 2012.

A benefit concert by Valley Opera in Chilliwack is geared to helping a struggling local opera troupe survive.

A Night at the Opera will be presented Friday, Jan. 20 at St. Paul’s Lutheran on School Street.

Valley Opera, the parent organization of Chilliwack Opera Troupe, is hosting the special concert to help bring future projects to fruition.

Chilliwack Opera’s debut performance of The Pirates of Penzance did not net a profit unfortunately, said Paula DeWit, co-founder of the opera troupe.

So to mount future performances of that calibre, they need the financial support of the generous Chilliwack community.

“This is why we are launching our benefit concert series,” said DeWit.

“Get ready to hear seasoned operatic performers Michelle Koebke and Andrew Greenwood, along with their wonderful pianist Wenwen Du, who couldn’t wait to jump on board.”

Fans of classical voice will hear some of the best loved repertoire from Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Donizetti, Dvorak, Lehar and Rossini.

A Night of the Opera, is postponed and will not be presented as published in Thursday The Progress, on Friday, Jan. 20, and instead will be in June. 604-795-0521 or www.valleyopera.wordpress.com