Opera in the Park 2022, c: Sarah Race

Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn in Burnaby is set to come alive with enchanting melodies and breathtaking performances on July 13 and 14. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) and Vancouver Opera are expected to present two extraordinary evenings of music and artistry. Symphony in the Park featuring VSO on July 13 and Opera in the Park featuring Vancouver Opera on July 14 promise to be unforgettable cultural events that will captivate audiences of all ages. The best part? It’s free entry!


The two-day back-to-back orchestra shows are set at Deer Lake Park Lawn (6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby). Parking in the vicinity is limited, and alternate transportation is encouraged.


An outdoor orchestral extravaganza is happening in Burnaby. The serene surroundings of Deer Lake Park will provide the perfect backdrop for Symphony in the Park on July 13, featuring the renowned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Led by the exceptional conductor, David Bui, the orchestra’s performance will transport the audience to a realm of musical bliss.

The following day, on July 14, Vancouver Opera takes center stage at the same venue for Opera in the Park. Prepare to be enthralled as Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the talented cast of Vancouver Opera bring timeless operatic pieces to life.


David Bui, a rising star in the world of classical music, is known for his dynamic and engaging conducting style. Bui’s versatility and passion for music have led him to collaborate with various orchestras and ensembles across North America, earning him accolades for his insightful interpretations and leadership. His role with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra showcases his dedication to making symphonic music accessible and thrilling for diverse audiences.

Jacques Lacombe is an internationally acclaimed conductor celebrated for his profound musical insight and charismatic presence on the podium. With a distinguished career spanning numerous prestigious orchestras and opera companies around the globe, Lacombe has earned a reputation for his masterful interpretations of both operatic and symphonic repertoire. Recently appointed as the Music Director of the Vancouver Opera, he continually inspires musicians and audiences alike with his passionate performances and innovative programming.

Symphony in the Park 2022, c: Sarah Race

Symphony in the Park 2022, c: Sarah Race

Opera in the Park 2022, c: Sarah Race


Symphony in the Park featuring VSO


Conductor: David Bui

  • Coast Salish Anthem
  • Carnival Overture, Op. 92 – Dvorak
  • Concerto, Horn, No. 4, K. 495 III. Rondo – Mozart
  • Finlandia, Op. 26 – Sibelius
  • Carmen: Suite No. 2 (mvmts TBC) – Bizet
  • Bartered Bride, The: Dance of the Comedians – Smetana
  • Candide: Overture – Bernstein
  • The Magnificent Seven Symphonic Suite – Bernstein
  • Hoe-Down from Rodeo – Copland
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone I. Hedwig’s Theme – Williams
  • Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra – Williams
  • Interstellar Suite – Zimmer
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: Raiders March – Williams
  • Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra: I. Main Title – Williams

Opera in the Park featuring Vancouver Opera


Conductor: Jacques Lacombe

  • Strauss – Die Fledermaus: Overture
  • Strauss – Die Fledermaus: Ich lade gern
  • Strauss – Die Fledermaus: Mein Herr Marquis (Adele’s Laughing Song)
  • Strauss – An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube)
  • Puccini – Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene
  • Puccini – Madama Butterfly: Dovunque
  • Puccini – Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Puccini – Madama Butterfly: Il cannone del porto! (Flower Duet)
  • Puccini – Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil
  • Puccini – Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
  • Puccini – Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo
  • Strauss – Die Fledermaus: Watch Duet
  • Strauss – Die Fledermaus: Csardas
  • Strauss – Die Fledermaus: Brüderlein
  • Strauss – Unter Donner und Blitz Polka
  • Strauss – Die Fledermaus: Finale


Before attending the Symphony in the Park or Opera in the Park events featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) or Vancouver Opera, there are a few things you should know to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. Firstly, while outside food is allowed, you’ll be pleased to know that there will be food trucks available on site. So whether you’re craving a quick snack or a full meal, you’ll have plenty of delicious options to choose from.

However, it’s important to note that due to the landscape of the venue, it is recommended to bring low chairs to avoid obstructing the views of others. This consideration ensures that everyone can fully enjoy the performances without any inconvenience. Keep in mind that large tents, umbrellas, and tarps are not permitted, so plan accordingly to make the most of your time at the event.

If you want more information about the Symphony in the Park event featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) or the Opera in the Park event featuring Vancouver Opera, you can find additional details and updates by visiting the resourceful links provided below. These links will help you stay informed about the schedule, program details, and any other pertinent information you may need to make the most of your experience:

By being prepared with these important details, you can relax, enjoy the mesmerizing music, and have a memorable time at Symphony in the Park or Opera in the Park.