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.
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.
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.
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 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.Find out more
COVID Safety Protocols
Updated July 6, 2021
As of July 1, 2021 physical distancing and masks continue to be recommended in public indoor settings.
During OPEN AIR: a summer festival of music, for the safety and comfort of others, we will request that you wear a mask and distance from others whenever possible, including at out outdoor events.
Please review our full COVID Safety Protocols for more detailed information, and thank you in advance for your consideration of the safety or others!
For 10 days this summer, get ready to enjoy an eclectic variety of instrumental chamber music, opera arias, show tunes, and family friendly programs set in the luscious gardens of St. Ann’s Academy.
Robert Holliston chats about everything opera-related. Insightful, friendly, funny – and available whenever you feel like listening.