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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.

Our Next Mainstage:  October 2016

We announce our next mainstage production: The Lost Operas Of Mozart.

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. Auditions will be held on 19 and 20 September 2015, at Tom Lee Music Hall.

Our thanks to all who applied for the position of General Manager. These applications are now being reviewed by our Personnel Committee. We will be in touch soon.

Our Next Commission:  November 2017

Missing Women will tell a story everybody knows, from the vantage of a woman no one remembers. This is strong and essential drama. Its scenario, by a distinguished First Nations playwright, is now being completed.