Welcome to City Opera Vancouver.

We are a professional chamber opera company. We produce opera dating from the rise of the genre in 1600 through to the creation of new opera alive in our own time. We present recitals and concerts, building our brand and widening our audience. We work in a metro area of 2.3 million people, and in a culture of tremendous creativity.

Chamber Opera:   intimate eloquence.  Opera in close-up.  

So close you can almost touch it.


PAULINE was a tremendous success, selling out all five nights and commanding standing ovations at every performance.

Our world premiere of the new opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes was worth every effort. If you’d like to know more, to read the actual programme book, and to see workshop and production photos, please visit the PAULINE menu on the left.

Our Next Mainstage:  October 2016

The Lost Operas of Mozart: three he began but never finished. Please join us for two sparkling Italian comedies, and a German singspiel.

Our Next Commission:  Fall 2017

Missing Women: A Canadian Tragedy. We tell a story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers – with hope as the outcome. An evening of powerful and essential drama.