INSIDE OPERA with Robert Holliston is a FREE opera preview to help you discover even more about each original POV production. Hosted by Principal Coach Robert Holliston, INSIDE Opera allows more people – seniors, students, truly anyone – to explore POV's productions, whether they have opera tickets or not. Subscribers can bring friends, and it's all free. Just call to reserve.
Due to popular demand we offer two sessions of INSIDE Opera – at 10 am and at noon. Reserve NOW!
Free of charge. Free Parking. Bring a friend!
Please reserve in advance:
250-385-0222 or .
Please specify which session (10 am or noon) you prefer.
Watch a video of Robert Holliston in action . Here he is in an interview from our 2011/12 season as he discusses Maria Stuarda with set and costume designer Camellia Koo, .
Pacific Opera Victoria offers workshops, master classes, and other events designed for students of voice and practising artists working in the fields of music, theatre, stage design and direction.
Programs are hosted and accompanied by Principal Coach Robert Holliston, and feature accomplished visiting artists and opera specialists.
The following Raising Voices classes are open to the public. There is no charge. Please register in advance: .
All events take place at Wingate Studio, 925 Balmoral Road
Thursday January 30, 7pm (90 min.)
J. Patrick Raftery
The Major Domo in Ariadne auf Naxos, a tenor, and a voice teacher with the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, Mr. Raftery will coach three Victoria singers.
Monday February 17, 7pm (90 min.)
The Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, a baritone and voice teacher at the Queen's University Faculty of Music, Mr. Kelly will coach three Victoria singers.
Saturday March 15, 4pm (90 min.)
The Conductor and Co-Artistic Director of the Boston Early Music Festival conducts a masterclass with an emphasis on baroque practice.
Monday March 24, 7pm (90 min.)
The Conductor and Artistic Director of Pacific Opera Victoria coaches three Victoria singers on Mozart repertoire.
Sunday March 30, 2pm - 3pm
Opera Mashup with Rebecca Hass
Rebecca Hass intersperses pop music and cultural icons with the great singers of opera history. She will shorten the distance between Lady Gaga and La Bohème in an interactive 45- minute adventure in singing, acting, and story telling through music. Here is an entertaining way for the whole family to enjoy opera.
Rebecca Hass is a professional singer and guest host of CBC Radio 2's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.
Thursday April 10, 7pm (90 min.)
Leslie Ann Bradley
The soprano playing the Countess Almaviva in POV's production of The Marriage of Figaro coaches a masterclass with three Victoria singers.
Monday April 28, 7pm (90 min.)
The bass baritone playing Dr Bartolo in POV's The Marriage of Figaro coaches three artists, with an emphasis on Mozart repertoire.