Press Release Archive

Rigoletto, 2006

Pacific Opera Victoria Annual General Meeting, November 17, 2008 Three important things happened at POV's Annual General Meeting in Victoria, BC, on Monday, November 17. The company celebrated a modest operating surplus on a budget that increased by 13%, it elected a slate of new members to the Board and it honoured two local arts supporters who have been instrumental in the company's success.

Thaïs: Sensuality, spirituality and a fatal attraction. September 18, 2008 Jules Massenet is arguably the best of the romantic French opera composers, penning rich and glorious scores that are immediately familiar. After Manon and Werther, Thaïs is one of Massenet's most performed operas, considered by many to be a jewel from the golden age of French Grand Opera.

Regina: Scented with magnolia, and a whiff of arsenic. March 20, 2008 Regina tells the gloriously toxic tale of a nouveau riche southern family who have fuelled their greed through cynical marriages, the exploitation of workers, and now theft and murder.

Timothy Vernon Presented with Order of Canada. March 3, 2008 Timothy Vernon, Founding Artistic Director of Pacific Opera Victoria, was inducted into the Order of Canada on February 22, 2008, in an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall.