2019 / 2020 Opera Season
A Season of Celebration
2019/20 marks the beginning of a two-season celebration of Pacific Opera’s 40th Anniversary, with a whirlwind taste of everything opera can be.
The season opened in fall 2019 with three dazzling works: Puccini’s breathtaking trio, Il trittico, the Canadian première of Jonathan Dove’s Flight, and Missing, a groundbreaking opera in English and Gitksan.
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.
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.