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 2.4 million people, and in a culture of tremendous creativity.

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

So close you can almost touch it.

Next Mainstage:  27, 28 and 29 October 2016 / the trouble begins at eight

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. All seats $45. Tickets on sale after Labour Day 2016.

CITY OPERA at ITALIAN DAY on THE DRIVE                              Sunday 12 June at 1pm                                                                            Grant x Commercial / 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 will be workshopped in multiple public events beginning in early 2016. Our composer was chosen by Jury in April 2016.