Come for the Colour
2019 | 2020 Opera Season

7 brilliant works celebrating 40 years of opera

Puccini’s breathtaking trio, Il trittico.
Two Canadian premières – Jonathan Dove’s Flight and the family opera The Flight of the Hummingbird.
Missing, a groundbreaking opera in English and Gitsxan.
And the immortal Carmen.

Join us for a whirlwind taste of everything opera can be!


Il Trittico

October 17 to October 27

This trio of short operas – a suspenseful thriller, a lyric tragedy, and a rambunctious black comedy – has been called Puccini's greatest achievement.


February 20 to March 1

A Canadian première, Flight is an off-the-wall mix of profundity and high-flying hijinks – and a story of our time. Inspired by the true story of a refugee who lived in an airport for 18 years, Flight is one of the most popular of contemporary operas.


April 16 to April 26

Bewitching, wilful, earthy, Carmen is a woman who is determined to write her own destiny. Perhaps the most alluring character in all of opera, Carmen is simply unforgettable,


November 1 to November 2

A story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers. A new chamber opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitxsan, to the story of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and…

The Flight of the Hummingbird

March 19 to March 22

An opera for the whole family. In this enchanting new opera , the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire. The Flight of the Hummingbird is based on an indigenous parable from the Quechuan people…