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 new opera alive in our own time. We present recitals and concerts that build our brand, widen our audience, and take our music to people where they live. We work in a metro area of 2.4 million people, and in a culture of tremendous creativity.

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

So close you can almost touch it.

Our Next Mainstage:  27, 28 and 29 October /           the trouble begins at eight


All seats $48, general admission. Tickets at Sikora's Classical Records, 432 West Hastings. Online at http://lostoperas.brownpapertickets.com/ AND, at the door, if there are any left.

In his early twenties, Mozart started three operas he never completed. Two are Italian comedies, and the third is a German singspiel. Each is a tantalizing hint of what might have been. Each is the voice of Mozart himself.

City Opera offers another Canadian event premiere: three forgotten operas in one evening of wonderful theatre, delightful music, and original exploration. In two acts and two hours, The Lost Operas of Mozart will be presented with English supertitles at Christ Church Cathedral.



Saturday 22 October at 3pm                                                                            Sneak Preview: Lost Operas of Mozart / free

Our Next Commission:  November 2017

Missing Women will tell a story everybody knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers. Set both in Vancouver and along the Highway of Tears, this is strong and essential drama. Its libretto, by the distinguished First Nations playwright Marie Clements, is now being written. It was workshopped in multiple public events beginning on 2 August 2016 at the Native Education College, and on 5 August 2016 at the DTES Carnegie Centre. Our composer, Juno-award winning Brian Current, was chosen by Jury in April 2016.
Missing will premiere on 1 November 2017 at a free, invitation-only, and private event for the families. Elders and grief counsellors will be in attendance. Cedar brushing and smudging will be available. Its public run will be at the York Theatre on 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 November, immediately followed by an additional five nights at Pacific Opera Victoria.

Missing is made possible by an extraordinary creation grant of $127,000 from The Vancouver Foundation. It is being developed and produced in partnership with Pacific Opera Victoria.