An Update on Carmen

In accordance with Provincial Health orders and WorkSafe B.C. guidelines for the performing arts, and for the continued health and wellbeing of our artists and community, Pacific Opera is postponing its production of Bizet’s Carmen to a later/future date.

Aria Ready?

The stage is set for 2022 – Aria ready for opera?

We are readying a return to the Royal Theatre, and continuing to discover new ways to invest in creativity with an exhilarating variety of online programming – videos, podcasts, and more. Explore more below, and meet the artists who are at the very heart of this glorious art form.

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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.

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


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.

For All to Hear

A space that celebrates and features diverse voices from the IBPoC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) community and historically marginalized or oppressed groups, 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.

Behind the Scenes

Head ‘Behind the Scenes’ for opera stories, artist profiles, and more…
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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-19 Safety Protocols

Your Safety is Our Priority
January 5, 2022

Masks are required in public indoor settings for all people born in 2016 or earlier (5+).

Proof of Vaccination is required to access all Pacific Opera events and premises.

Seating Capacity for all indoor events is reduced by 50%. The capacity limit is in effect until January 18, 2022 but may be extended or modified.

We will notify patrons of any changes affecting seating or attendance at opera performances if and when such notice is necessary.

We are continuing to renew subscriptions in order to have patrons ready to return for our new 4-performance schedule. Reserve confidently knowing that refunds and returns are available until the morning of any given performance or screening.

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