You see Timothy from behind as he conducts, one hand up in the air and one hand to the side. There is a blue background and pink and yellow design behind him.

Friends of Timothy

Celebration Concert & Exhibit

Come and celebrate a 43 year legacy of Pacific Opera Victoria under Maestro Timothy Vernon’s Artistic Leadership, contribute to the guest book, view archival displays, and enjoy a star-studded performance!

Featuring conductors Timothy Vernon, Giuseppe Pietraroia, and Kimberley-Ann Bartczak with the Victoria Symphony.

Inside Opera | Così fan tutte

Sunday, March 19

Join Robert Holliston at Inside Opera to learn a little (or a lot) more about Mozart’s timeless comedy, Così fan tutte.

With the story gracing our stage for the first time since 2010, this new production is an international co-production making its way around the world, coming from Paris to Victoria, with the next destination being Tokyo.

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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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.

The children's choir sing in a scene from Carmen. They are on a boat, dressed in long dresses or pants and shirts.

Living Opera Classroom Workshops

Monday, April 3, 2023 – Monday, April 21, 2023

Pacific Opera teaching artists Geoff and Amanda are back for an adventurous exploration of opera story-telling!

In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be in an opera chorus. Students will learn about the different skills and roles involved in opera and perform together with Geoff and Gina.

Coloratura: Interactive

April 3, 2023 – May 17, 2023

Pacific Opera Victoria is launching a new version of Coloratura. This event is not a concert, it’s AN INTERACTIVE SING-ALONG!

Coloratura: Interactive will bring three artists into your space, two singers, and one a collaborative pianist, to lead everyone in a sing-along of famous opera tunes and Broadway classics, connecting everyone through music.

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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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

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


Friends of Timothy

    This one-night-only concert features a program specially curated by Timothy Vernon, and will celebrate 43 years of Pacific Opera.