Pop Up Opera

Tuesday
Jun 30, 2020 2:00pm

Wednesday
Jul 01, 2020 2:00pm

Saturday
Jul 04, 2020 2:00pm

Sunday
Jul 05, 2020 2:00pm

Venue Various

Cost Free

Opera Takes to the Streets

Opera Singers are jumping in a hybrid-electric van and taking opera to the streets. All summer singers from Pacific Opera will be travelling and performing in public spaces throughout the Capital Regional District four days per week – Saturday, Sunday and two weekdays.

Pop Up Opera features one or two singers accompanied by recorded tracks created by pianist Robert Holliston. Each day the singer(s) will pop up in 8 or 10 spots for 10 minutes of music. Pop Up Operas will take place in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks, and outside retirement residences and care facilities.

One location that allows for easy access and social distancing will be announced online each performance day. Check this page – or Pacific Opera’s Social Media or email
paul@pacificopera.ca for daily details.

Care residences may also request a Pop Up Opera performance by emailing paul@pacificopera.ca.

Pop Up Opera also takes requests. Pop Up Opera Postcards are short, live performances available for delivery in Greater Victoria. Those requesting a free Pop Up Opera Postcard for someone special can select from a list of opera repertoire. Requests should be submitted to paul@pacificopera.ca

Nine local opera artists have been employed by Pacific Opera for the Pop Up Opera series:
Louis Dillon
Kyla Fradette
Alana Hayes
Ai Horton
Abby Schuliger
Anna Shill
Cassidy Stahr
Jan Van der Hooft
Allison Ward


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Where & when ...

Please make use of our safe distance markers and respect a 6-foot (2-metre) space between yourself and your fellow opera lovers.

Pop Up Opera is popping up ...

  • June 30: View Royal & Esquimalt
  • July 1: Along the Gorge & Dallas Road
  • July 4: Downtown
  • July 5: Saanich

Watch our social media channels for a daily announcements of one spot where you can join us!


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