The stage is set!

Live opera returns to the Royal Theatre in 2022 and a seat is waiting for you!

Subscription packages are on sale now – confirm your attendance at two new live productions at the Royal Theatre and two operas on film that you can enjoy in screenings at Royal Theatre or from the comfort of home.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

 

Carmen

February 23 to March 1

Bewitching, willful, earthy, Carmen is a woman who dictates her own terms, whatever the cost. Instantly recognizable and utterly unforgettable, Carmen brims with audacious harmonies and irresistible melodies that have earned their place in popular culture. As for the character of Carmen herself, there is no one quite like her.

Don Giovanni

April 20 to April 26

An arresting mix of comedy, melodrama, and tragedy, with music as sublime and seductive as anything Mozart ever wrote. The opera is centuries-old proof that the need for the #MeToo movement is nothing new, and that opera can be both dazzling and relevant to our time.

 


FILM SCREENINGS

 

The Garden of Alice

February 24 to February 26

This is the moment when opera becomes a true cinematic experience. Presenting The Garden of Alice — the world premiere of a magical, eye-popping film, that reimagines a classic story, looking well beyond childhood and fully at life.

For A Look Or A Touch

April 21 to April 23

An operatic film adaptation of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s theatrical song cycle on what it meant to be a gay man during the Holocaust. The opera features gritty instrumentation, elements of jazz and swing, and a score that captures the spirit of complicated relationships in catastrophic times.

 


 
In addition, we look forward to inviting audiences back for Live at the Baumann to experience performances of dueling musical monologues. Lee Hoiby’s The Italian Lesson and Bon Appétit! return March 11-23, 2022 in the Wingate Studio. Make sure to ADD ON this special engagement when renewing your subscription!

Are you a current subscriber?

Watch your mail! A subscription confirmation with your seats and ticket info is on its way!

Want to become a subscriber?

You may subscribe Online, by phoning Amy or Kristen at 250-385-0222, or by sending an email to [email protected].
Two quick ticket facts for the 2022 Season:

  • Seats are on hold for subscribers until December 10, at which point we will start preparing to release seats for single ticket sale in the new year. Single tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 4 at 10AM, with presale available to eNews subscribers in advance.
  • Subscriber tickets can be exchanged, donated back for a charitable tax receipt, or returned. To support your comfort and good health this 2022 Season, this flexibility will be available until the morning of your performance day, or you can give your tickets to friends or family and introduce them to the joy of opera!

Over 60% of Pacific Opera ticket buyers and subscribers held on to their tickets and made a payment towards future performances. Thank you for your commitment to opera artists! If you have credit on account with us, you can put it towards your subscription package and add on events when you confirm your seats.

Your early investment in tickets, and your gesture of readiness to return, helped get us to where we are today – ready to welcome you back to the larger than life opera experiences you love.

Thank you for your continued encouragement, commitment, and passion for the Opera and the performing arts in Greater Victoria. We need the arts – and you – more than ever, and as our community finds ways to gather, your opera will be there!

Confirm your opera experience today – we can’t wait to see you back!

  • Save money over single ticket prices and get first dibs on the best seats.
  • Can buy additional tickets before they go on sale to the public.
  • Pay no Ticket Fees (We pay the fee).
  • Enjoy complimentary ticket exchange privileges.
  • May exchange their tickets for another performance of the same opera at no charge. You pay only the difference in price if your new ticket costs more. To exchange tickets, contact the Pacific Opera box office no later than noon on the day of your original performance date. Order with confidence, knowing that if circumstances change, we’ll gladly change your tickets too!
  • Enjoy exclusive ticket return privileges
  • May turn in their tickets for a charitable tax receipt if they cannot attend a production. To return tickets, contact the Pacific Opera box office no later than noon on the date on the tickets.
  • Get eNews updates with inside information about Pacific Opera events and performances.

Subscription tickets, though generally non-refundable, are fully refundable for the 2022 Season.

Subscribers may exchange tickets that are part of a subscription package for another performance of the same opera. Simply contact the Pacific Opera Box Office at least one business day before the scheduled performance. There is no charge for this service if you are a subscriber, unless your new ticket costs more than the original.

Subscribers may also exchange their tickets through the RMTS box office for a fee of $2.50 per ticket

Subscription tickets may be returned as a tax-deductible donation. To return your subscription tickets, please contact the Pacific Opera Box Office at least one business day prior to your original performance date. A charitable tax receipt in the amount of the donated ticket will be issued by mail shortly after the performance.

Lost tickets can be reprinted at the box office when you arrive for the performance. Please arrive at the box office at least 30 minutes prior to performance start time and bring some ID. A replacement ticket will be issued at that time.

Latecomers will not be seated until intermission, so please arrive in plenty of time.

We encourage you to enjoy Robert Holliston’s pre-performance Inside Opera program. Check our calendar for dates or watch online after the live event.

Pacific Opera Victoria tries to maintain a scent-free zone, so please be considerate to other patrons and refrain from wearing strong perfume or cologne to the theatre.

No video, audio or photo recordings are allowed inside the theatre.

Light snacks and beverages are available for purchase before the show and at intermission.

The length of each opera performance varies. Most performances last about 2 hours and 45 minutes, including an intermission. If you need information about a specific production, please contact our Box Office at 250-385-0222.