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.


 

OCTOBER, 2017

  • DetailsYOUTH   Living Opera In-Class Workshops
    September 18 to October 6
    . Building self-esteem through libretto-writing : Free Workshops for Schools.

  • Details DONORS   Producers' Fall Sneak Peek
    Sunday, October 1, 10 am
    , POV Opera Shop, 620 Discovery St. Invitations emailed to all donors.

  • Details PUBLIC   BC Culture Days & Volunteer Appreciation Event
    Sunday, October 1, 1-3 pm
    . The Opera Shop, 620 Discovery St.

  • Details DONORS   President's Circle Working Rehearsal
    Saturday, October 7, 1 pm
    , Royal Theatre. Invitations mailed to President's Circle members.

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

  • Details PUBLIC   Sense of Occasion
    Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm
    , Royal Theatre. Opening Night Pre-show reception for Jenůfa. $35, plus your opera ticket.

  • Details PUBLIC   Jenůfa
    October 12, 14, 18, 20, 22

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

  • Details PUBLIC   Lunchbox Opera CANCELLED
    Friday, October 13, 12:30 pm
    . Wingate Studio. This event has been cancelled.

  • Details EXTERNAL   Timothy Vernon on CBC Radio 2
    Saturday, October 14, 10 am
    . Timothy Vernon hosts This is My Music, presenting a program of his personal musical choices,

  • Details ARTISTS / PUBLIC   Master Class
    Monday, October 16, 7 pm
    . Wingate Studio. With Lara Ciekiewicz.

  • Details DONORS   President's Circle New Members Reception and Season Launch Party. Tuesday, October 17, 6 pm, Union Club. Invitations sent to President's Circle and Impresaario Circle members.

  • RSVP Details EDUCATORS   Pro-D Day for Teachers:
    Critical Thinking by Day, Opera by Night. Friday, October 20, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    . Hosted by Royal BC Museum, Greater Victoria Public Library, POV. Includes 8 pm performance of Jenůfa. Free. Registration required

  • Details PUBLIC   Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz on Gabriela Preissová
    Friday, October 20, 11:30 am to 1 pm
    . Newcombe Conference Hall, Royal BC Museum. 675 Belleville St. Free

  • Details PUBLIC   Opera Over Ice: CANCELLED
    Friday, October 20, 6 pm
    . Vista 18 and the Royal Theatre. This event has been cancelled.

  • DetailsDONORS   Impresario Circle Celebration
    Monday, October 23, 7 pm
    , Private Residence. Invitations sent to Impresario Circle Donors .

  • Details EXTERNAL   From Prague with Love
    Sunday, October 29, 7 pm
    . Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell. The Czech Honorary Consulate in Victoria presents violinist Jiří Vodička & pianist Martin Kasík in a celebration of the Czech Republic's Independence Day. Details (PDF)


 

NOVEMBER, 2017

  • Details PUBLIC   Rattenbury
    November 3 to 12

    Baumann Centre. Staged première of a new opera by Tobin Stokes, in collaboration with The Other Guys Theatre Company

  • Details ARTISTS / PUBLIC   Master Class
    Monday, November 6, 7 pm
    . Wingate Studio. With Richard Margison.

  • Details PUBLIC   Missing
    November 17 to 26

    Baumann Centre. A new Canadian opera by Marie Clements and Brian Current. Co-commissioned and co-produced by POV and City Opera Vancouver.

  • Details PUBLIC   The Road Forward: a film by Marie Clements
    Saturday November 18, 7 pm
    . Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St. Screening of the film, followed by Q&A with Marie Clements. Hosted by Ron Rice. (19+)

  • Details PUBLIC   Lunchbox Opera
    Tuesday, November 21, 12:30 pm
    . Wingate Studio. Canadian Opera Anthology.

  • Details PUBLIC   Classical Music and Indigenous Culture
    Saturday, November 25, 2 pm
    , WIngate Studio. With Lou-ann Neel and Swil Kanim. Free.


 

DECEMBER, 2017

  • Details EXTERNAL   UVic Music 50th Anniversary Event
    Saturday, December 2, 8 pm
    . Timothy Vernon conducts the UVic Chorus & Orchestra in a program of Handel, Hindemith, Beethoven, and Shostakovich.

  • Details MEMBERS   Annual General Meeting
    Monday, December 4, 5 pm
    . Wingate Studio.


 

JANUARY, 2018

  • RSVP Details PUBLIC   Inside Opera at UVic
    Sunday, January 21. 10 am or noon
    . Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. With Robert Holliston and guests. Free.

  • DetailsYOUTH   Living Opera In-Class Workshops
    January 22 to February 9
    . La Bohème: Free Workshops for Schools.


 

FEBRUARY, 2018

  • DetailsYOUTH   Living Opera In-Class Workshops
    January 22 to February 9
    . La Bohème: Free Workshops for Schools.

  • Details PUBLIC   Inside Opera at the Union Club
    Friday, February 2, 11:45 am
    , 805 Gordon St. With Robert Holliston and guests. $35 includes lunch.

  • Details PUBLIC   Sense of Occasion
    Thursday, February 15, 6:30 pm
    , Royal Theatre. Opening Night Pre-show reception for La Bohème. $35, plus your opera ticket.

  • Details PUBLIC   La Bohème
    February 15, 17, 21, 23, 25

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


 

APRIL, 2018

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

  • 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 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.


 

Events and programmes subject to change.

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925 Balmoral Rd.

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