Stumble upon the surprising delight of live music once again this summer with Pop Up Opera!
Back for July, local singers will be popping up at locations around the Capital Regional District to share the joy of music with the community.
These are not your ordinary concerts or recitals. Pop Up Opera breaks all the rules and takes the art of opera to the streets, delighting unsuspecting passersby with breathtaking musical moments in public spaces, lifting the barrier between music and audience.
This spontaneity is meant to introduce different audiences to opera, free of cost, lasting only 6 to 8 minutes.
However, if you’d like to support Pop Up Opera, please catch us at the following areas at 2 pm:
July 8 – Bastion Square
July 11 – Fernwood Square
July 22 – Macaulay Point
July 25 – Beacon Hill Petting Zoo
However, there will be many more performances throughout Victoria, so keep your eyes peeled and cross your fingers for luck! If you’d like to see full length performances, please check out our summer schedule for more events.
Check out past videos of our Pop Up Opera series from 2022 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.