2022 | 23 Season

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Opera fans, you’ve waited a while for this. We look forward to seeing you at the Royal Theatre and to the return of our magnificent performers – for a season that explores the greatest of all human conditions – love!


Bizet’s Carmen

October 12-18 | 2022

Possibly the most famous seductress and opera of all time.

Instantly recognizable and utterly unforgettable, this opera 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. Willful, charismatic, fiercely independent, she defies the razor-thin line between love and hatred, desire and death.


Braunfels’ The Birds

February 22-28 | 2023

When two disillusioned humans journey into the realm of Thrushes, Wrens, and Ravens, their ill-advised counsel leads to a thunderous reckoning with the gods.

Good Hope and Loyal Friend don’t set out to destroy the utopian world of the birds – they simply want to rule it. In this tale of suspicion and persuasion, danger, and desire, when warnings of wise Eagles and fearsome titans are ignored, the wrath of Zeus himself rains down on the Citadel of the birds.


Mozart’s Così fan tutte

April 12-18 | 2023

A quirky comedy about two men as naughty as Mozart himself… and the women who teach them a lesson.

The follies and foibles of young love are on full display in this timeless comedy of (bad) manners. Encouraged by a cynical old bachelor, a simple bet becomes hilariously complex when young lovers don disguises, aiming to trick their fiancées into infidelity. Will these “new suitors” be successful in their wooing? And if they are – who wins?


Plus Two New Chamber Operas

Take This Waltz | November 23-27, 2022

Created by Idan Cohen and Daniel Okulitch
This evening of music, dance, and stunning visuals celebrates the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.

The Book of My Shames | May 12-14, 2023

Music and Libretto by Isaiah Bell | Co-Created by Isaiah Bell & Sean Guist
This insightful and tender exploration of life’s awkward underbelly is animated by sharp wit and occasionally shocking candour.

“A one-man show to make us proud.” – John Terauds, The Toronto Star


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