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October 22

Music

Lunchbox Opera

Lunch with a concert! A relaxing way to take a break and take in a bit of music. Brown bag lunches welcome. Tea and coffee will be served. Admission by Donation ($15 suggested).

  • Time
    Tuesday | 12:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Admission by Donation

October 23

Operas

Il Trittico

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

  • Time
    Wednesday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

October 25

Operas

Il Trittico

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

  • Time
    Friday | 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

October 27

Operas

Il Trittico

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

  • Time
    Sunday | 2:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

October 30

Community Programs

Opera Today: Iestyn Davies

Renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies talks with Robert Holliston about Baroque music, its current popularity, and the role of the countertenor.

  • Time
    Wednesday | 12:00pm
  • Venue
    Christ Church Cathedral
  • Cost
    Free

October 30

Music

Fretwork and Iestyn Davies

Acclaimed British Countertenor Iestyn Davies joins English viol consort Fretwork for "Purcell & Nyman: Music after Awhile" – a concert of early and contemporary song repertoire.

  • Time
    Wednesday | 7:30pm
  • Venue
    Christ Church Cathedral
  • Cost
    $40 + promo code discount

November 01

Operas

Missing

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.

  • Time
    Friday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    $35 | $15 Student

November 02

Operas

Missing

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.

  • Time
    Saturday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    $35 | $15 Student

November 15

Music

Grand Tour of Beer

Join us on a beer-soaked musical journey that will take you through five regions, each with a unique tradition of classical music and brewing.

  • Time
    Friday | 7:30pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    $45.50

November 30

Music

Christmas Concert with Casa Diva

Start the season with a celebration of the Christmas spirit –  a vocal concert featuring the singers of Casa Diva! Join us for an evening of exquisite music making just in time for Christmas. Casa Diva are BC mezzo-soprano Megan Latham and sopranos Joni Henson and Virginia Hatfield.

  • Time
    Saturday | 2:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    $35

December 02

Special Events

Annual General Meeting

Annual meeting of members of the Pacific Opera Victoria Association.

  • Time
    Monday | 5:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    free

February 03

Youth Programs

Living Opera Classroom Workshops

During the 3 weeks preceding each main stage production, teaching artists visit classrooms for 40 minutes of music-based learning and story-telling. Recommended for grades 3 to 8.

  • Time
    Monday | 9:00am
  • Venue
    CRD Classrooms
  • Cost
    Free

February 07

Community Programs

Inside Opera at the Union Club

Guest artists from the upcoming production join Robert Holliston for music and discussion in the elegant surroundings of the Union Club. $35 includes lunch.

  • Time
    Friday | 11:45am
  • Venue
    The Union Club
  • Cost
    $35 per person

February 09

Community Programs

Inside Opera

Learn more about the upcoming opera through interviews with members of the artistic team and hear selections from guest artists.

  • Time
    Sunday | 10:00am
  • Venue
    Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
  • Cost
    Free

February 09

Community Programs

Inside Opera

Learn more about the upcoming opera through interviews with members of the artistic team and hear selections from guest artists.

  • Time
    Sunday | 12:00pm
  • Venue
    Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
  • Cost
    Free

February 13

Community Programs

Opera Today

Opera Today is a new series that highlights the profound relevance of opera in today’s changing world. In February 2020, Opera Today explores the topic of Diversity on the Stage.

  • Time
    Thursday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    Free

February 18

Community Programs

Opera Motifs

Robert Holliston examines a specific topic related to each of Pacific Opera’s productions. Discover your inner scholar without once feeling as if you're in school. Free. And fun.

  • Time
    Tuesday | 12:30pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    Free

February 18

Special Events

President’s Circle Working Rehearsal

A discussion with members of the artistic team and an opportunity to attend a closed rehearsal of the current production. A donor recognition benefit - to thank our President's Circle and Impresario Circle donors for their support.

  • Time
    Tuesday | 6:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    By invitation

February 18

Youth Programs

Student & Family Previews

Young people love opera! Students, home learners, and families are invited to attend the Preview (Dress Rehearsal) for Pacific Opera productions.

  • Time
    Tuesday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    $25 Adult, $15 Student

February 20

Special Events

Sense of Occasion

Pre-performance reception in celebration of opening night. Gourmet finger foods and wine. Space is limited. Dress is festive.

  • Time
    Thursday | 6:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    $35

February 20

Operas

Flight

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.

  • Time
    Thursday | 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

February 22

Operas

Flight

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.

  • Time
    Saturday | 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

February 26

Music

Lunchbox Opera

Lunch with a concert! A relaxing way to take a break and take in a bit of music. Brown bag lunches welcome. Tea and coffee will be served. Admission by Donation ($15 suggested).

  • Time
    Wednesday | 12:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Admission by Donation

February 28

Operas

Flight

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.

  • Time
    Friday | 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

March 01

Operas

Flight

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.

  • Time
    Sunday | 2:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

March 19

Operas

The Flight of the Hummingbird

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.

  • Time
    Thursday | 2:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    Adults: $25.
    Youth (3 to 17): $12.
    Children 2 & under free (ticket required)

March 20

Operas

The Flight of the Hummingbird

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.

  • Time
    Friday | 2:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    Adults: $25.
    Youth (3 to 17): $12.
    Children 2 & under free (ticket required)

March 21

Operas

The Flight of the Hummingbird

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.

  • Time
    Saturday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    Adults: $25.
    Youth (3 to 17): $12.
    Children 2 & under free (ticket required)

March 22

Operas

The Flight of the Hummingbird

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.

  • Time
    Sunday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    Adults: $25.
    Youth (3 to 17): $12.
    Children 2 & under free (ticket required)

March 30

Youth Programs

Living Opera Classroom Workshops

During the 3 weeks preceding each main stage production, teaching artists visit classrooms for 40 minutes of music-based learning and story-telling. Recommended for grades 3 to 8.

  • Time
    Monday | 9:00am
  • Venue
    CRD Classrooms
  • Cost
    Free

April 03

Community Programs

Inside Opera at the Union Club

Guest artists from the upcoming production join Robert Holliston for music and discussion in the elegant surroundings of the Union Club. $35 includes lunch.

  • Time
    Friday | 11:45am
  • Venue
    The Union Club
  • Cost
    $35 per person

April 05

Community Programs

Inside Opera

Learn more about the upcoming opera through interviews with members of the artistic team and hear selections from guest artists.

  • Time
    Sunday | 10:00am
  • Venue
    Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
  • Cost
    Free

April 05

Community Programs

Inside Opera

Learn more about the upcoming opera through interviews with members of the artistic team and hear selections from guest artists.

  • Time
    Sunday | 12:00pm
  • Venue
    Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
  • Cost
    Free

April 11

Special Events

President’s Circle Working Rehearsal

A discussion with members of the artistic team and an opportunity to attend a closed rehearsal of the current production. A donor recognition benefit - to thank our President's Circle and Impresario Circle donors for their support.

  • Time
    Saturday | 1:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    By invitation

April 14

Community Programs

Opera Motifs

Robert Holliston examines a specific topic related to each of Pacific Opera’s productions. Discover your inner scholar without once feeling as if you're in school. Free. And fun.

  • Time
    Tuesday | 12:30pm
  • Venue
    Baumann Centre
  • Cost
    Free

April 14

Youth Programs

Student & Family Previews

Young people love opera! Students, home learners, and families are invited to attend the Preview (Dress Rehearsal) for Pacific Opera productions.

  • Time
    Tuesday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    $25 Adult, $15 Student

April 16

Special Events

Sense of Occasion

Pre-performance reception in celebration of opening night. Gourmet finger foods and wine. Space is limited. Dress is festive.

  • Time
    Thursday | 6:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    $35

April 16

Operas

Carmen

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,

  • Time
    Thursday | 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

April 18

Operas

Carmen

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,

  • Time
    Saturday | 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

April 21

Music

Lunchbox Opera

Lunch with a concert! A relaxing way to take a break and take in a bit of music. Brown bag lunches welcome. Tea and coffee will be served. Admission by Donation ($15 suggested).

  • Time
    Tuesday | 12:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Admission by Donation

April 22

Operas

Carmen

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,

  • Time
    Wednesday | 7:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

April 24

Operas

Carmen

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,

  • Time
    Friday | 8:00pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72

April 26

Operas

Carmen

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,

  • Time
    Sunday | 2:30pm
  • Venue
    Royal Theatre
  • Cost
    Tickets from $29 | Subscriptions from $72