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Experience a world of fantasy as the ill-advised counsel of two humans leads the realm of birds to a thunderous reckoning with the gods in the Canadian premiere of The Birds this February! In April, travel to 1920’s Germany with Mozart’s well-known classic Così fan tutte, a quirky comedy about two men as naughty as Mozart himself… and the women who teach them a lesson.

The Book of My Shames

May 12 – 14, 2023

This insightful and tender exploration of life’s awkward underbelly is animated by sharp wit and occasionally shocking candour. Charismatic Canadian tenor, writer, and composer Isaiah Bell guides the audience through the vicissitudes of a life defined by what it’s missing — or, as he calls it, ‘The Story of a Hole’.

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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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 of 2021|22 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 Artists 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.

Civic Engagement Artist Residency

Witness the transformation from singer to creator as Pacific Opera’s resident citizen artists of 2022|23 are mentored by industry professionals from across Canada in the creation of video recitals as well as an in-person event focused on the connection between art and place.

You are invited to follow the Civic Engagement Artist Residency (previously known as the Civic Engagement Quartet) as they embark on their journey, delving into their own creative potential.


Health & Safety Protocols

All Pacific Opera events held at the Royal Theatre will follow the Heath and Safety Protocols of the theatre. We are watching provincial health orders daily, and will review our policies with the Royal Theatre and the Victoria Symphony when the province changes the current requirement.

You can view the Royal Theatre’s Public Health Information here.


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Operas

The Birds

    When two disillusioned humans journey into the realm of birds, their ill-advised counsel leads to a thunderous reckoning with the gods.

Operas

Così fan tutte

    A quirky comedy about two men as naughty as Mozart himself . . . and the women who teach them a lesson.

Operas

The Book of My Shames

    This insightful and tender exploration of life’s awkward underbelly is animated by sharp wit and occasionally shocking candour.