Vancouver native Eva Tavares will begin as ‘Christine Daaé’ tonight in The Phantom of the Opera

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Photo: Derrick Davis and Eva Tavares. Photo: Matthew Murphy

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY

CAMERON MACKINTOSH

 ANNOUNCES VANCOUVER NATIVE EVA TAVARES

WILL BEGIN AS ‘CHRISTINE DAAÉ’ ON JULY 20

AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE IN VANCOUVER, BC

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group announced today that Eva Tavares will have her first performance as ‘Christine Daaé’ tonight, July 20, in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, in the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA currently on tour in North America. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour.

Tavares joins current cast members Derrick Davis as ‘The Phantom,’ Jordan Craig as ‘Raoul,’ Trista Moldovan as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli,’ David Benoit as ‘Monsieur Firmin,’ Edward Staudenmayer as ‘Monsieur André,’ Kristie Dale Sanders as ‘Madame Giry,’ Phumzile Sojola as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’ and Emily Ramirez as ‘Meg Giry.’

Eva Tavares hails from Vancouver, BC and trained at the UBC Opera Program and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program. Credits include the world premiere of Sousatzka, West Side Story and A Little Night Music. Her choreography has been seen most recently in Die Fledermaus (Vancouver Opera).

The company is currently in performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC through July 23, 2017 followed by additional Canadian engagements in Edmonton July 26-August 6 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, August 9- August 20 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Winnipeg August 23 – September 3 at the Centennial Concert Hall, Montreal at the Place des Arts October 4 – 15, 2017 and Ottawa at the National Arts Centre October 18 – 29, 2017.

For tickets, a complete tour route, a video sneak peek and more, please visit http://www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/USTour

The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Steve Czarnecki, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, Sarah DeBiase, Mark Emerson, Jordan Ensign, Jim Hogan, Robert Anthony Jones, Edward Juvier, Ted Keener, Jay Lusteck, Adryan Moorefield, Sarah Mossman, Constantine Pappas, Adam Rogers, Travis Taylor, Carmen Vass, Jessica Wagner, Victor Wallace and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Julie Eicher, Daniela Filippone, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Ally Taylor Sacks and Tara Sweeney.

For more information on the production, a video sneak peek and tickets, please visit http://www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/USTour

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