Education Programs

Rigoletto, 2006

Pacific Opera Victoria takes opera beyond the walls of the theatre through a variety of education and outreach programs to enhance the operatic experience and engage audiences and the community in the power of the arts.

Opera for Schools

  • Student Dress Rehearsal Program: Full-time students in elementary, middle, secondary and post-secondary institutions, as well as home learners, have the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsals for POV's productions. Tickets are ordered through the educational institutions.

  • Living Opera: Complimentary in-class workshops before each opera.

  • Student Rush Tickets: Just $15!

Artist Training

  • Workshops, master classes, and more, for students of voice and practicing artists working in the fields of music, theatre, stage design and direction.

Opera for the Community

  • Inside Opera with Robert Holliston: Free opera previews hosted by POV's Principal Coach Robert Holliston.

  • Pre-Performance Lobby Lectures: Ticket holders for each opera performance are invited to arrive early and hear an entertaining introduction to the evening's opera.

  • Free Community Concerts: From time to time, POV artists perform free concerts at selected community venues and seniors' residences.

  • Master Classes: Free public master classes. Observe as one of POV's principal artists coaches selected members of the POV chorus, followed by a question-and-answer period. Dates to be confirmed.

Read, Listen, and Discover

  • Study Guides for each opera are available for download and further learning.

  • Online resources: POV's Best of Youtube, Production design images, cast biographies, synopsis and background for each opera, and more. All are at your fingertips, helping you prepare for and discover the unexpected in each opera.

  • Key Notes: POV's newsletter, sent to all subscribers and donors, provides insights into each opera and details of related events.