The exhilaration of a night at the opera, the synergy of music, human passion, dramatic action, and visual effects – nothing comes close to the richness and excitement of the opera experience.
The more you know and understand about the opera you are seeing, the richer the experience. The humour will be more immediate, the drama more poignant, the meaning more profound.
POV provides a synopsis in the house programme and surtitles on screen to help explain the opera when you're in the theatre.
We also bring you ways to discover the depth and delight of each opera outside the walls of the theatre.
Ticket holders for each opera performance are invited to arrive early and hear an entertaining introduction to the evening's opera. Robert Holliston, our genial and erudite guide chats about the composer, the opera, and the music. A delightful introduction to your evening`s experience!
Each pre-show lecture takes place in the west lobby of the Royal Theatre, beginning one hour before curtain. The lecture is free to ticket holders for the evening`s performance. No reservations are required. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Enjoy a FREE, in-depth presentation and discussion of each upcoming POV production led by Principal Coach Robert Holliston and featuring invited guests, including directors, designers and cast members.
All sessions take place at
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria School of Music
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Free of charge. Free Parking. Bring a friend!
Due to popular demand we offer two sessions of INSIDE Opera – at 10 am and at noon. Reserve NOW!
Please specify which session (10 am or noon) you prefer.
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the City of Victoria, tour the Royal Theatre, Victoria's historical venue for the performing arts. The Royal Theatre is the home for Pacific Opera Victoria's productions. Get to know your opera company and the people who make the magic!
Free of charge! Everyone is welcome at this wonderful family event!
Experience the magic of opera behind the scenes!
For more information call 250-382-1641.