Events Calendar

Robert Holliston talks about opera at the Baumann Centre, 2015

What's on at Pacific Opera Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria offers a tremendous range of events – opera productions on our main stage at the Royal Theatre and at the Baumann Centre; behind-the-scenes activities for donors; plus our new community engagement platform, The Co|Opera|tive.

The Co|OPERA|tive is a series of events that invites youth, artists, and community to explore and discover opera in new ways. Every opera we stage offers an artistic lens through which to talk about timely topics and social issues and explore art in the context of the world in which we live, through forums, exhibits, film, performance, workshops, and more. The Co|OPERA|tive is everything we do off the stage to help opera come alive.


MARCH, 2018

  • Details EXTERNAL   The Barber of Seville at Opera Santa Barbara
    March 2 and 4.
    Opera Santa Barbara presents The Barber of Seville (POV's 2016 production with set design by Ken MacDonald).

  • RSVP Details PUBLIC   Opera Motifs: international Women's Day Edition. Thursday, March 8, 5:30 pm. Wingate Studio, 925 Balmoral. Rebecca Hass, Tatiana Vassilieva and Robert Holliston celebrate International Women's Day.

  • Details EXTERNAL   Così fan tutte at VCM Opera Studio
    March 9 and 10, 7:30 pm.
    Metro Studio, 1411 Quadra. Conducted by Giuseppe Pietraroia, directed by Glynis Leyshon

  • Details ARTISTS   Chorus Auditions
    Wednesday, March 21, 7 to 9 pm
    . Wingate Studio.

  • Details PUBLIC   Great Voices of Canada with Gino Quilico, Jennifer Turner, and Robert Holliston. Sunday, March 25, 8 pm. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Co-presented by POV and University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets available Online, by phone at 250-721-8480 or in person at the Farquhar Auditorium Box Office.

  • Details ARTISTS   Chorus Auditions
    Tuesday, March 27, 7 to 9 pm
    . Wingate Studio.


APRIL, 2018

  • DetailsYOUTH   Living Opera In-Class Workshops
    April 3 to 20
    . Rinaldo: Free Workshops for Schools.

  • Details SENIORS RESIDENCES   Coloratura
    Thursday, April 5, 2 pm
    , Somerset House.

  • Details PUBLIC   Inside Opera at the Union Club
    Friday, April 6, 11:45 am
    , 805 Gordon St. With Robert Holliston and guests. $35 includes lunch.

  • RSVP Details PUBLIC   Inside Opera at UVic
    Sunday, April 8. 10 am or noon
    . Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. With Robert Holliston and guests. Free.

  • Details SENIORS RESIDENCES   Coloratura
    Monday, April 9, 2:30 pm
    , Carlton House.

  • RSVP Details PUBLIC   Opera Motifs
    Tuesday, April 10, 12:30 pm
    . Wingate Studio, 925 Balmoral. With Robert Holliston.

  • Details SENIORS RESIDENCES   Coloratura
    Wednesday, April 11, 2 pm
    , Berwick Gordon Head.

  • Details EXTERNAL   World Opera Forum in Madrid
    April 12 to 15.
    As part of its 200th anniversary celebration, Teatro Real will host the first World Opera Forum, with Opera Europa and Opera America. Pacific Opera Victoria has been invited to participate.

  • Details EXTERNAL   La traviata at Manitoba Opera
    April 14, 17, 20.
    Manitoba Opera presents La traviata, a co-production by five Canadian opera companies (Manitoba Opera, Edmonton Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, and Opéra de Montréal.) Costumes and props by POV.

  • Details PUBLIC   Sense of Occasion
    Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm
    , Royal Theatre. Opening Night Pre-show reception for Rinaldo. $35, plus your opera ticket.

  • Details PUBLIC   Rinaldo
    April 19, 21, 27, 29

    Royal Theatre. With pre-show lobby lecture 1 hour before curtain.

  • Details ARTISTS   Chorus Auditions
    Sunday, April 22, 2 to 6 pm
    . Wingate Studio.

  • Details ARTISTS / PUBLIC   Master Class
    Monday, April 23, 7 pm
    . Wingate Studio.

  • Details PUBLIC   Lunchbox Opera
    Tuesday, April 24, 12:30 pm
    . Wingate Studio.


MAY, 2018

  • Details PUBLIC   Crescendo Gala
    Sunday, May 6, Fairmont Empress Crystal Ballroom

    A fundraiser to support POV and the Victoria Symphony.


JUNE, 2018

  • Details PUBLIC   Great Houses of Victoria
    Sunday, June 10

    A fundraiser to support POV.


Events and programmes subject to change.




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