Compilation of The Civic Engagement Quartet and Apprentice Civic Engagement Quartet

Music Alive

Witness the transformation from singer to creator as Pacific Opera’s resident citizen artists are mentored by industry professionals from across Canada in the creation of Music Alive video recitals.

You are invited to follow the Civic Engagement Quartet and Apprentice Civic Engagement Quartet as we share photos and artist vlogs (video blogs) that bring you behind-the scenes and into the artists’ process, their a-ha moments, and each of the personal journeys as they discovering their own creative potential.


For All to Hear

A space that celebrates and features diverse voices from the IBPoC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) community of opera artists and other marginalized voices, offering a platform to share music and stories that matter.

Communication of truths is what art and artists can do with unequaled directness. Join us in this space for recitals, conversations, and stories of lived experiences from opera artists across the field.

Sharleen Joynt in Flight. Pacific Opera Victoria, February 2020. David Cooper Photography

Keynotes

The Keynotes Collection is a curated exploration of Pacific Opera Victoria’s recent productions, featuring articles from our Keynotes Newsletter, as well as Programme Notes, production photos, video trailers, reviews, Archival Excerpt videos hosted by Maestros Timothy Vernon and Giuseppe Pietraroia, and more.

Dip your toe into new opera experiences or relive the magic. Come back often as new archival materials are added to the collection.


Behind the Scenes

Head ‘Behind the Scenes’ for opera stories, artist profiles, and more…
Pacific Opera Victoria is one of the most influential professional opera companies in Canada. From its home in the Baumann Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria creates significant career opportunities for creative and performing artists and curates opera in surprising ways – enticing newcomers and captivating loyal opera-goers.

Opera Etc.

Opera Etc is everything we do OFF THE STAGE – and ONLINE – to help opera come alive. It is Pacific Opera’s invitation to you to discover, learn, and enjoy. You may not figure out the meaning of life, but you will find new ways to explore art in the context of the world in which we live. And the world we're living in now is challenging us to remain Physically Distant but Socially Connected – meaning Opera Etc Online is your connection to videos, podcasts, and more.

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COVID Safety Protocols

Updated October 18, 2021

PHO order on proof of vaccination:

  • Proof of vaccination is required for entry to Pacific Opera Victoria events for all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).
  • Starting September 13, proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is required. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.
  • Physical distancing and masks continue to be recommended in public indoor settings.

Please review our full COVID Safety Protocols for more detailed information, and thank you in advance for your consideration of the safety or others!


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Community Programs

Inside Opera at the Union Club

    Join Robert Holliston, Pacific Opera’s Curator of Public Engagement, for the return of Inside Opera, live and in person! This one-hour lunch, learn, and listen presentation of Inside Opera welcomes Director of Community Engagement Rebecca Hass in conversation about Pacific Opera’s recital series for residential and care facilities…

Operas

Carmen

    Bewitching, willful, earthy, Carmen is a woman who dictates her own terms, whatever the cost. Instantly recognizable and utterly unforgettable, Carmen brims with audacious harmonies and irresistible melodies that have earned their place in popular culture. As for the character of Carmen herself, there is no one quite like her.

Operas

The Garden of Alice

    This is the moment when opera becomes a true cinematic experience. Presenting The Garden of Alice — the world premiere of a magical, eye-popping film, that reimagines a classic story, looking well beyond childhood and fully at life.

Operas

Don Giovanni

    An arresting mix of comedy, melodrama, and tragedy, with music as sublime and seductive as anything Mozart ever wrote. The opera is centuries-old proof that the need for the #MeToo movement is nothing new, and that opera can be both dazzling and relevant to our time.

Operas

For A Look Or A Touch

    An operatic film adaptation of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s theatrical song cycle on what it meant to be a gay man during the Holocaust. The opera features gritty instrumentation, elements of jazz and swing, and a score that captures the spirit of complicated relationships in catastrophic times.