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!

 

Il Trittico

October 23 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.

Flight

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.

Carmen

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,

Missing

November 1 to November 2

Set in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and along the Highway of Tears, Missing is an acclaimed new opera by Métis playwright Marie Clements and Juno-winning composer Brian Current. It gives voice, in English and Gitksan, to the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The Flight of the Hummingbird

March 19 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.