Opera Etc.

for Youth and Schools

Young People love Opera!

Pacific Opera is committed to engaging young people in the creation, performance, and experience of opera through a growing variety of initiatives for youth, along with Professional Development Days for teachers and educators are offered in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library and the Royal BC Museum.

What's On Online

Online Opera Performance

A new opera for young people

Music by Maxime Goulet.
Libretto by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Barry Gilson.

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 45 minutes in length and features four singers and a small ensemble. The production is suitable for students in Kindergarten through Grade 9.

Digital viewings of The Flight of the Hummingbird will be available to schools to book starting mid-February, including both the filmed version of the opera and a special Q&A with two cast members. Additional learning resources are available to the public, including an additional Q&A, arts-based activities, sheet music, and more.


In-Person Programs

Learning and Creating

Pacific Opera Victoria and Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People invite you to join us for an exciting performance creation camp that explores the world of opera, music, and movement. You will work with a team of professional artists to create your very own original theatrical piece inspired by an existing work.

An engaging introduction to opera for elementary school students, Living Opera workshops bring teaching artists into the classroom for 40 mins of fun and music-based learning and story-telling.
Recommended for grades 3 to 8.
Offered during the three weeks leading up to each main stage production.

Affordable Tickets for Youth

Student Rush Tickets are available at the door of the Royal Theatre one hour prior to any regular performance (valid student ID required, subject to availability). Rush tickets are $15 for the best seats available anywhere in the theatre!

Experience live opera at a fraction of the cost of regular tickets! 30 and Younger is a free membership program for anyone aged 30 or under. Members may buy up to two tickets for 50% off the regular adult ticket price on selected performances and seating sections.

Students, families, home learners, and members of our community looking for a more relaxed experience of attending live opera are invited to attend the Preview (Dress Rehearsal) for Pacific Opera productions.

Tickets

All tickets are $15.00

Dates

BRAUNFELS’ The Birds | Monday, February 20, 2023, 7PM

MOZART’S Così fan tutte | Monday, April 10, 2023, 7PM

Audiences

*School Groups Elementary, middle, secondary, and post-secondary schools may make group bookings by calling the Pacific Opera Box Office 250-385-0222. Elementary and middle schools require a minimum of one chaperone for every 10 students. Maximum one chaperone for every five students. Please book groups at least one week prior to performance day.

*Families may attend with children and order tickets directly from the Pacific Opera Victoria Box Office 250-385-0222. Maximum one adult per child. Not suitable for babes in arms.

*Students & Community Members may order tickets directly from the Pacific Opera Box Office at 250-385-0222 or online at the individual show links above.

Location

Royal Theatre

805 Broughton Street, Victoria