Join award-winning singer Jacqueline Ko and friends for a journey across the musical spectrum in support of a great cause! In the fifth annual charity benefit show from Opera Mariposa and the Mariposa Theatre Wing, Jacqueline performs alongside pianist Angus Kellett and guests to explore music ranging from pop to Puccini, from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann to the hit musical Hamilton. This one-night-only concert event has something for everyone, so you won’t want to miss the uplifting new show from the singer that critics rave "knows exactly what to do with an absolutely gorgeous voice" (Review Vancouver)!
In honour of the International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia (ME/CFS & FM), a portion of every ticket sale will benefit the ME/FM Society of BC. The evening will include a reception, as well as a charity raffle contest with over $3,000 in prizes.
Jacqueline Ko, soprano
Angus Kellett, piano
The story behind the show:
Performer Jacqueline Ko has lived with the systemic neuroimmune disease ME/CFS since the age of six. Despite the challenges of her illness, which left her bedbound for years, she has managed to become an award-winning singer and found a critically acclaimed opera and musical theatre company. She is committed to using her passion for music to help others, and since 2009 her benefit performances have raised over $38,000 in support of ME/CFS & FM treatment, education and research. Her story is featured in the new book Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME by Valerie Free.