Support Pacific Opera with Your Donation

It is only with the help of donors who care passionately about opera that we can continue to bring you the vibrant, intimate productions you expect and deserve.

Every donation helps us fulfill our mandate to create and stage an inspired repertoire of original productions; to provide Canadian artists with career-forging opportunities; to nurture and inspire young artists and audiences; and to engage diverse communities in the power of opera.

Not a moment of this magnificent art form is possible without the passion and commitment of opera lovers like you. Your annual support is what keeps opera on the stage, season after season. It is what helps people of every age and walk of life discover the exhilaration of the opera experience.

Read our Newsletter

The Spring 2021 edition of the Bravo Newsletter has been released! Enjoy reading about the parallels between the two Mary Kennedys and celebrate the life and legacy of Eric Charman, a dear friend of Pacific Opera Victoria here!

“Eric knew how to ignite people. He would set a match under a cause and light up a campaign. As a reporter at the Times Colonist I covered many of his splashy events and saw first-hand the social dynamism, public spirit and force of character that helped him lead fundraising charges for a multitude of musical and cultural groups. When wielding an auctioneer’s gavel he could also, like the Artful Dodger, smoothly empty people’s wallets while leave them smiling.”Grania Litwin

Donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds with capital gains can be one of the most tax-effective ways to give. When you donate shares, you may not have to pay tax on the capital gains. You receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of the shares on the day they are received.

Both Pacific Opera Victoria and the Pacific Opera Victoria Foundation gratefully accept donations of publicly traded securities.

Donor Benefits

Pacific Opera Producers: donors who give up to $999 a year to Pacific Opera Victoria.

The Pacific Opera Producers are key partners in every opera we stage. They are our creative backers and financial investors – producers who make a vital contribution to the process of opera creation.

A wide range of benefits includes recognition in our house programme, the Keynotes newsletter, and invitations to Producers’ Previews, featuring musical performances by artists from our mainstage productions and Artist Development Program.

President’s Circle: donors who contribute $1000 or more a year to Pacific Opera Victoria

The President’s Circle is a Patron level giving campaign, comprising a committed family of donors whose major support and passionate involvement has been key to Pacific Opera’s past achievements and is the foundation of everything the company aspires to achieve in the future.

Our President’s Circle members are essential partners in achieving our artistic goals. As a member, you are invited to share in benefits and activities that will enhance your experience of the productions your contribution makes possible. These include our working rehearsal and lecture series, receptions with a chance to meet our artists, backstage tours, and much more.

Impresario Circle: leading philanthropists, who give $10,000 or more within a year.

As our leading philanthropists, Impresario Circle Members make the extraordinary decision to include Pacific Opera in their giving. In doing so, they provide resources for success, inspire others to invest in our shared vision for opera, and enable everyone to take a true artistic journey here in our community.

As a member of the Impresario Circle, you share in all the benefits accorded President’s Circle donors, and in addition are invited to experience the art form through specially curated concerts in intimate settings, intended to pay tribute to your generosity and the transformational impact of your philanthropy.

The generosity of many supporters is key to helping Pacific Opera create original productions of great opera, nurture young artists and young audiences, and share this marvellous art form with the entire community.

Ticket revenue pays for less than half of what it costs to have opera in our community. If you care about opera in Victoria and about the future of this vibrant, innovative art form, please consider supporting Pacific Opera.

What does your support accomplish?
  • You ensure that every Pacific Opera production is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You help us explore a kaleidoscope of operas and create completely new productions, as envisioned by Canadian directors and designers.
  • You inspire children, youth, and aspiring artists with the joy of creativity and learning by supporting programming that introduces live opera performance to students, shares the sheer excitement of opera, and nurtures fine local singers and emerging artists.
  • You celebrate the power of story and song with everyone in the community. Our Opera Etc programming brings opera alive with performances, discussions, screenings, and more, inviting everyone to discover opera in the context of the world in which we live.
  • You help us challenge and support new generations of opera artists including singers, directors, designers, stagecraft professionals, conductors, and composers, who explore new roles and new works with Pacific Opera.
  • You benefit personally with an enriched opera experience. To thank you and to enhance your involvement in the productions you help make possible, we invite you to an array of special events – closed rehearsals, private concerts, tours of our production shop, and more – to bring you behind the scenes and inside the productions you support.

You can support Pacific Opera by making a donation of your unused miles to Aeroplan’s Member Donation program.

Donated miles can help Pacific Opera with travel expenses and with purchasing items for fundraising events and silent auctions. In addition, each charitable donation made through the Aeroplan member donation program is topped up by a 10% contribution from Aeroplan.

To donate miles: Go to Pacific Opera’s Aeroplan Donation page.

Select “Donate Now”. You will then be prompted to log in to your Aeroplan account to complete your donation.

Will the Aeroplan Member Donation program issue tax receipts for donations?
No. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue tax receipts for donations of Aeroplan miles.

Will Aeroplan tell Pacific Opera about my donation?
Aeroplan will not currently supply us with the full names of our donors. Donors’ first name and province are listed on the Aeroplan donation web page unless you choose to be shown as anonymous. However, you have an option to give your email address to the charity when you donate. Pacific Opera would be grateful if you provided your email address so that we can acknowledge your support!

How to donate

By mail: 925 Balmoral Road,
Victoria, BC V8T 1A7
By phone: 250.382.1641
By monthly pre-authorized debit from your bank account: Send us a cheque marked VOID, with instructions on the amount. Donations will be processed on the 15th of each month.
By donating publicly listed securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
By donating Aeroplan Miles

Registered Charity Number:
11907 5547 RR0001

Holiday Auction

Sincere thanks to everyone who donated to and took part in our Holiday Auction!

We are pleased to announce that we have reached our fundraising goal in support of Pacific Opera Victoria’s artist community!

Your enthusiastic involvement allowed us to support artists, local artisans and local businesses in these challenging times. Pacific Opera Victoria would not be what it is without your ongoing support of the arts in our community. Bravo!