Sara Adèle Schabas as Dukdukdiya (Hummingbird) singing while standing among colourful trees

The Flight of the Hummingbird returns!

Spring 2024

Pacific Opera Victoria and Vancouver Opera are thrilled to present the original opera for all ages, The Flight of the Hummingbird. This enchanting original opera is an environmental fable about moral courage. The story encourages doing what we can for our planet – a fitting call to action for these turbulent times. In the opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire. 

The Flight of the Hummingbird will return to BC schools in the Spring of 2024. Please stay tuned for upcoming performances and tours.

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. Opera Etc Online is your connection to videos, podcasts, and more.

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Inside Opera | 2023-2024 Season

December, January, and March

Join us for a free, hour-long in person event featuring the renowned Robert Holliston, your guide to unraveling our amazing upcoming operas and events, including, Ainadamar, and The Marriage of Figaro. You do not need to go to Pacific Opera Victoria’s productions to go to Inside Opera. In fact, we encourage you to come!

Portraits of Camile Montefusco and Nicole Ross, Pacific Opera Victoria's artists in residency for 23-24.

Civic Engagement Artist Residency – 2023|24

December 2023 – June 2024

Introducing our remarkable citizen artists for the upcoming year: Camila Montefusco and Nicole Ross! Get ready for a whirlwind of diverse, incredible talents and innovative projects that will captivate both our online and local communities!
Check out more about our Civic Engagement Artist Residency here!

The proscenium of the Royal Theatre, with the red curtain down.

Community Previews

October, January, and April

Pacific Opera Victoria is thrilled to invite you to our special Community Preview events, giving you an exclusive glimpse into the world of opera. Join us for the dress rehearsals where you can experience the artistry of opera up close and personal. This season, immerse yourself in the world of classical music and drama with previews of Wagner’s Die Walküre, Golijov’s Ainadamar, and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. These Community Previews offer a unique behind-the-scenes perspective, allowing you to see the magic unfold before the curtains rise on the main stage.