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 Gitksan.
And the immortal Carmen.

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



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,

The Flight of the Hummingbird

March 18 to March 22

An enchanting new opera for the whole family. The animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire.



Il trittico

October 2019
Pacific Opera presented the first Canadian production in nearly 50 years of Il trittico, Puccini’s rarely performed masterpiece of three one-act operas: Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi.





November 2019
Set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing gives voice, in English and Gitksan, to the story of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Missing made its world première in 2017 and was remounted in November for performances in Victoria, Regina, and Prince George.