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Enjoy Opera Online

The world we’re living in now is challenging us to remain Physically Distant but Socially Connected.

We may not be able to gather in the theatre just yet, but Pacific Opera Victoria is still bringing opera into your home. We are discovering new ways to invest in creativity with an exhilarating variety of online programming – videos, podcasts, and more. We are thrilled to share it with you and to support the wonderful artists who are at the very heart of this glorious art form.

Get your fix of opera and arts programming here, at a time and place of your choosing. And get to know our wonderful artists as they practise their art and express their creativity.


Here’s what’s on…

 

Pacific Opera Choristers in La traviata, 2019. David Cooper Photography
The Keynotes Collection

A curated exploration of Pacific Opera Victoria’s recent productions. Read notes, watch archival excerpts, and see images from some of our past productions!
 


For All to Hear

A space and a platform for IBPoC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) opera artists to share their personal experiences through musical performance or stories of moments that bring home the fact of racial division as they have lived through it.

The Flight of the Hummingbird, 2020. Sara Schabas as Dukdukdiya (Hummingbird). Photo: Nadia Zheng
The Flight of the Hummingbird

Watch this enchanting 45-minute opera for young people! Enjoy video interviews, learning resources, and much more.
 
 


Take Five with Timothy

Your favourite Maestro in conversation with colleagues and collaborators on life and art! Each episode offers five takeaways for reflection on mentorship, artistic creation, curation, leadership, and more.


Music Alive

Witness the transformation from singer to creator as Pacific Opera’s resident citizen artists are mentored by industry professionals from across Canada in the creation of Music Alive video recitals.


Listening Party Podcast

Rebecca Hass and guests share stories about the role music plays in our lives. Meet the people, hear the stories, then check out the eclectic Spotify playlists and liner notes!
 
 


Acoustic Afternoons

Opera artists share a song and a chat from their home. Tune in, kick back, and stay connected to the opera you love from the comfort of your own home.
 


Lunchbox Opera Online

Beginning May 29, enjoy a series of intimate “at home” recitals by performers from our past and future seasons.


Music at the Baumann

Join us at Baumann Centre, from the comfort of your home.
 
 
 


Handwashing Arias

Watch (and sing along) as opera divas and divos demonstrate proper handwashing procedures while singing popular arias to crazy new lyrics. Washing your hands has never been so much fun!
 


Inside Opera Online

Join Robert Holliston and guests as they chat about everything opera-related. Recommended for newcomers and opera aficionados alike, Inside Opera Online is insightful, friendly, and funny.

Opera Female Firsts
Celebrate International Women’s Day by taking a walk through history to learn about some operatic female firsts.


Opera ETC
Physically Distant | Socially Connected