City Opera’s THE HUMAN VOICE starts streaming today

A vivid new production of a masterpiece. “The Human Voice” released at City Opera Online The agony of failed love. The coldness of the machine. The voice of humanity. City Opera Vancouver’s first online opera will be released on Monday 11 January 2021, beginning at noon. It is free to all, on our YouTube channel. […]

The Festival of Contemporary starts Friday!

Opening Friday, at the Festival of Contemporary… Some of the most exciting work of the 21st century. Canadian artists exceptional in every domain. Art, drama, dance, music, design — and, of course, opera. One short video a day, for a month. Care to join us? It’s free, and it’s yours. Visit the Festival Or subscribe […]

Opera Nights at Il Centro | Summer 2019

A Three Tenors Tribute to Pavarotti A tribute to the best-loved tenor of all time Wednesday 5 June at 7:30pm Turgut Akmete, Scott Rumble, and Sunny Shams Italy vs France: A Duelling Concert A friendly duel for bragging rights in opera Thursday 11 July at 7:30pm Eve-Lyn de la Haye (Soprano), Martin Renner Wallace (Tenor), […]

Nigredo Hotel now open for you

Nigredo Hotel is a bizarre black comedy, an operatic thriller, and a project unlike any we have done before. It stars baritone Tyler Duncan and soprano Sarah Vardy, and is directed by Alan Corbishley. The Hotel is startling, lyric, jazz-inflected and improvisational — with a four-player combo onstage. It has become a modern Canadian masterwork. […]

What the Globe and Mail, CBC and Vancouver Sun are saying about MISSING. Opens tomorrow.

THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK WE HAVE EVER DONE. A new chamber opera by Marie Clements and Brian Current. Directed by Peter Hinton. Conducted by Timothy Long. From The Globe and Mail, Marsha Lederman  / October 28 2017 – “A Tragically Timely Opera” Missing is a story everybody knows, about a woman no […]

An exclusive early-bird ticket offer for MISSING

Dear Friends: We would like to thank you for your support of City Opera by offering an Early Bird opportunity. For the next eight days, advance tickets are available only to you. MISSING will be performed at The York Theatre on Commercial Drive: Friday 3 November / 8pm Sunday 5 November / 2pm Tuesday 7 […]

10 days until Lost Operas!

The Lost Operas of Mozart: A Night of Firsts the Canadian premiere of three lost operas by Mozart wonderful music you have never heard – until now our first production at Christ Church Cathedral City Opera’s first comedy the first appearance by Bramwell Tovey IN an opera our first Mozart THE LOST OPERAS OF MOZARTcomedy […]

The Glory of Italian Opera… shining on Wednesday

We have an exceptional concert for you: The Glory of Italian Opera, this Wednesday evening. From the nation and the culture that invented opera, City Opera Vancouver has drawn a superb concert of Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi, Ponchielli, Cilea, Leoncavallo and more. It features some of our finest artists, at an event centuries in the […]

Special Announcement

The Vancouver Foundation awardsCity Opera $127,000   “We are proud and grateful,” said City Opera Vancouver President Janet Lea, “to advise that the Vancouver Foundation has made a grant of $127,000 in support of our next commission, MISSING WOMEN. “This new chamber opera will tell a story everyone knows, from the vantage of a woman […]

Puccini a Piacere

CITY OPERA VANCOUVER and Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre present P U C C I N I    a    P I A C E R E • as you like it • with soprano Chloé Hurst • soprano Sarah Vardy tenor Sunny Shams • baritone Willy Miles-Grenzberg pianist Richard Epp • narrator Tom Durrie […]


In collaboration with City Opera Vancouver and the Italian Cultural Institute, IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre presents an evening of music and stories from the life of Italy’s most beloved composer: Giuseppe Verdi.

City Opera Comes to the North Shore on October 6

Why not join us for an enchanted Sunday afternoon at the Kay Meek Theatre? We promise two hours of the most wondrous singing and beautiful music you will ever want to hear. This is music for the whole family. A great introduction to opera for the kids, and a taste of Broadway for everyone. We […]