Careers & Auditions

Discover Pacific Opera Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria has earned a reputation for fostering the careers of Canadian artists, presenting a unique blend of repertoire, building original productions, developing co-productions and working partnerships with other arts organizations.

Student Composers Workshop and Performance

Pacific Opera Victoria is looking for submissions of musical works exploring the voice, drama, and the stage to be part of a workshop and concert in April 2023. We want to support new compositional works and explorations that embrace the unique tools of the operatic art form, and the artists that create them. Participants will have an opportunity to establish professional connections and gain insight into composing as a career path through this workshop and performance opportunity.

Submissions are due Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Apply here.

Earn and Learn Placements | Opera Artist Resilience Program

Pacific Opera Victoria is pleased to be offering “Earn and Learn Placements” through the Association for Opera in Canada (AOC) Opera Artist Resilience Program, funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. These placements allow artists to be embedded within an organization to help them improve or develop employable skills by providing learning and professional development opportunities of up to 80 hours for $2500.

We have a number of opportunities tied to our upcoming production of The Birds by Walter Braunfels including:

  • Video Projection Design Assistant
  • Lighting Design Assistant
  • Artistic Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Apprentice Stage Manager

In addition, further opportunities within other departments at Pacific Opera may be added to the listings in the near future.

Find more information here.

For All to Hear | Call for Submissions

If you are a member of the IBPoC community or a historically marginalized or oppressed group and would like to share your voice, your stories, and your creativity for all to hear, please email our Director of Community Engagement, Rebecca Hass, at [email protected] to discuss what you might have in mind.

Pacific Opera Victoria identifies Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion among its Core Values and encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Programs for Artists

Pacific Opera is committed to creating opportunities for artists, including Artist Residencies for both individuals and ensembles, and Artist Development Programs.

Learn more at: Opera Etc. for Artists


Pacific Opera Victoria welcomes inquiries from individuals with an interest and expertise in arts administration.

General Inquiries – Marilyn Walker, Director of Finance


Pacific Opera Victoria welcomes inquiries from artists interested in auditioning for solo roles or for the Pacific Opera Chorus, as well as inquiries from production artists.

Artist Inquiries – Ereca Hassell, Director of Artistic Administration
Chorus Inquiries – Giuseppe Pietraroia, Chorus Master

Sector and Community Membership

Pacific Opera Victoria is a Professional Company Member of, Opera America, and the ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria. Pacific Opera operates under the aegis of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 168.