Pacific Opera is actively working to reschedule performances and we encourage you to hold on to your ticket(s) as we work to confirm new dates.

Bewitching, wilful, earthy, Carmen is a woman who dictates her own terms, whatever the cost. When she fixes on Don José as her next (but certainly not her last) lover, the naïve young soldier cannot deal with his own jealousy and possessiveness. With its beguiling heroine and music that is familiar the world over, it is no wonder that Carmen is one of the most popular operas of all time.


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, and more.

Dip your toe into new opera experiences (the water is warm) or relive the magic of productions you’ve seen.

Opera Etc.

Opera Etc is everything we do OFF THE STAGE to help opera come alive. Opera Etc is a medley of concerts, discussions, films, hands-on experiences, and more. 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.

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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.

Public Health Update

The safety and well-being of our audience, artists, and staff is Pacific Opera’s first priority. British Columbia has declared a public health emergency, and event organizers are directed to postpone or cancel all gatherings of 50 people or more. Pacific Opera is reviewing all upcoming programming and publishing updates as they are confirmed. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause.

We will be in touch with all affected ticket holders in the coming weeks. As we work toward finding social distance sensitive alternatives for delivering opera to our community, we ask that you continue to watch our website and our social media channels for updates on our programs and events.