Pop Up Opera

Thursday
Aug 25, 2022 2:00pm

Thursday
Aug 25, 2022 3:30pm

Friday
Aug 26, 2022 2:00pm

Friday
Aug 26, 2022 3:30pm

Venue Various

Cost Free

Stumble upon the surprising delight of live music once again this summer with Pop Up Opera!

Back for July and August, local singers will be popping up at locations around the Capital Regional District to share the joy of music with the community.

Pop Up Opera features one or two singers accompanied by recorded tracks created by pianist Kimberley-Ann Bartczak. Each day the singer(s) will pop up in different locations for 10 minutes of music, in neighbourhoods, on street corners, in parks, and outside retirement residences and care facilities.

Five local opera artists are performing for the 2022 Pop Up Opera series:

Enjoy the videos below of Pop Up Artists in some of Victoria’s most iconic locations ~ and please consider supporting Pacific Opera today by making a donation.


Enjoy a taste of Pop Up Opera in some of Victoria’s most beautiful locations!

Join soprano Ai Horton on the grounds of Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle as she performs The Fields are Full, a setting by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs of the poem by Edward Shanks. Robert Holliston accompanies on piano.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Enjoy a performance by Bass baritone Louis Dillon at Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Louis sings the beautiful song Whither Must I Wander by Ralph Vaughan Williams, accompanied by pianist Robert Holliston.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Be enraptured by soprano Anna Shill’s performance at Ogden Point as she sings Benjamin Britten’s variation of The Ash Grove, a traditional Welsh folk song. Robert Holliston accompanies on piano.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Watch and listen to Bass baritone Louis Dillon at Fisherman’s Wharf, where he wonderfully performs Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo with a piano accompaniment by Robert Holliston.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.

Savour soprano Ai Horton’s performance at the Inner Harbour. Ai sings the wonderful aria Vedrai Carino from Don Giovanni
Robert Holliston accompanies on piano.
Produced by Roll.Focus Productions.


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Upcoming Pop Ups

Aug. 25 2PM | Abkhazi Gardens
Aug. 25 3:30PM | Central Library
Aug. 26 2PM | Esquimalt Library
Aug. 26 3:30PM | Esquimalt Rec Centre

Pop Up Postcards

Deliver the joy of music to a friend’s doorstep this summer with a free 15 minute serenade from an opera singer!

Limited Postcards available, email [email protected] to book!