About Us

Vision & Mission

Pacific Opera’s vision is to be the most distinctive opera company in Canada, a valued cultural and community asset that inspires artists and audiences alike.

In striving to achieve this vision, we …

  • produce an inspired repertoire of original productions and provide opportunities to Canadian as well as international artists at all stages of their careers.
  • engage diverse audiences in the communicative power of opera at performances and curated community events.
  • advance the use of opera as a resource for educators to enrich the learning of young people.
  • invite wide public and private investment in our activities, build strong relationships with our supporters, prudently steward our financial resources, and ensure effective, sustainable leadership among our Board, staff, artists, and volunteers.

“Our role is to curate four centuries of opera, to provide a range of opportunities for the performers we love and admire, and to bring our audience to understand the deep human values in the art.”

—Timothy Vernon, Artistic Director
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