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City Opera special announcement

City Opera Appoints New Artistic Director Vancouver, BC – The Board of Directors of City Opera Vancouver (City Opera) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Canadian conductor Gordon Gerrard as the organization’s next Artistic Director. The appointment is the culmination of extensive community consultation and a six-month search, following the retirement of City Opera’s […]

City Opera News update May 15, 2023

Buy 2 tickets & get a 3rd FREE As a friend of City Opera, we want to thank you for your support over the years with a discounted offer to our upcoming presentation of THE BOOK OF MY SHAMES, by the celebrated tenor Isaiah Bell, coming to the Firehall Arts Centre May 18 – 20. […]

City Opera News – May 5, 2023

Don’t miss the next City Opera Vancouver presentation, the Vancouver premiere of … THE BOOK OF MY SHAMES One Gay Man’s Journey of Self-Discovery at the Firehall Arts Centre May 18, 19, & 20 Tickets $40 As a friend of City Opera, we want to thank you for your support over the years with a […]

City Opera News / April 2023

Remembering Jocelyn Morlock City Opera, along with Vancouver’s music community, mourns the passing of an incredibly bright light, an enormous talent, and a friend. Jocelyn Morlock’s immense musical gifts, her bizarre and quirky humour, her kindness, and care, will leave a huge gap in our cultural world. She left a glorious portfolio, human and musical. […]

City Opera News | March 2023

Introducing Alan Corbishley: City Opera’s Interim Artistic Director  Many of you will be well-acquainted with Alan, who has worked closely with City Opera since 2016. Alan is an award-winning arts producer and versatile opera director whose stage works have been described as “poetry on stage.” Alan directed and conceived City Opera’s production The Lost Operas […]

City Opera News for 23 January, 2023

City Opera’s Longtime Artistic Director To Retire Vancouver, BC – The Board of Directors of City Opera Vancouver (City Opera) today announced that Founding Artistic Director Dr. Charles Barber will be retiring from his position, effective March 1, 2023. His departure follows the successful premiere of City Opera’s fifth commission, Chinatown, which chronicles the rich […]


In 2010, City Opera gave the young tenor Isaiah Bell his professional debut as Madwoman in Britten’s ‘Curlew River’. Ten years later, Isaiah gave the world premiere of a brand-new take on Poulenc’s ‘The Human Voice’, created on video during COVID. In May 2023, we present the Vancouver premiere of his own ‘The Book of […]


“In the Haida culture, the cedar tree is known as the ‘tree of life’. Traditionally, when babies were born, they were placed in cedar boxes. When people died, their bodies were also placed in cedar boxes. The bark of the trees has many other uses as well. It can be woven into ropes, baskets and […]

Kent Monkman: mistikôsiwak (WOODEN BOAT PEOPLE)

  “Kent Monkman is an interdisciplinary Cree visual artist. A member of Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty 5 Territory (Manitoba), he lives and works in Dish With One Spoon Territory (Toronto, Canada). “Known for his thought-provoking interventions into Western European and American art history, Monkman explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience—the complexities […]