Welcome to City Opera Vancouver.
We are a professional chamber opera company. We produce opera. We create new opera. We present recitals and concerts. 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.
Coming in May 2014
By Margaret Atwood & Tobin Stokes
Pauline tells the story of the extraordinary Canadian writer, poet and actress Pauline Johnson. She was an independent woman -- and proto-Canadian -- generations ahead of her time.
Shifting between a shattered present and a vivid past, Pauline examines her identities as poet and popular entertainer, white and Mohawk, self-reliant woman and desperate lover, imagined failure and creative immortal. Figures from her life, particularly her sister and manager, move in and out of her consciousness and, through those hopes and conflicts, portray Pauline Johnson as a great, tragic, and essential Canadian artist.
Pauline is set at Vancouver, in March 1913. Its world premiere will be given at the century old, and newly restored, York Theatre in May 2014.