Welsh tenor and local soprano reprise their roles in Music of the Night

Welsh tenor Peter Karrie and Vernon soprano Melina Moore perform West End and Broadway favourites with the Okanagan Symphony.

The Phantom is returning to Vernon with his familiar to-these-parts Christine.

Welsh tenor Peter Karrie and Vernon soprano Melina Moore are reprising their popular duet of West End and Broadway favourites when they perform in Music of the Night.

However, this time they will have a whole orchestra backing them when they are joined by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) for its annual pop concert.

The concert takes place at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m.

“The music of the West End London musical is front and centre for our pops program this season,” said OSO music director Rosemary Thomson. “Celebrating the extraordinary music of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and friends, we are thrilled to present internationally celebrated tenor Peter Karrie and our own soprano star Melina Moore for an evening of greatest hits of the Broadway stage.”

From Phantom of the Opera, to Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Misérables, Karrie has been lauded around the world for his portrayal of the lead characters.

He was voted best Phantom ever by the International Phantom Society and The Vancouver Sun said his performance was “definitive.”

Moore needs little introduction to local audiences. The New York City raised and Juilliard trained soprano runs her own studio and production company in Vernon and has performed in numerous operas, concerts and events both locally and nationally.

The two performers met approximately five years ago and have toured together since.

Moore has played the role of Christine to Karrie’s Phantom in a number of intimate concerts, which features all the hits from Phantom of the Opera and other selections from Karrie’s best-known roles. The two will do the same when they perform with the OSO.

Tickets are available at the Ticket Seller box office at 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.