Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) has earned a reputation as one of Canada's leading opera companies, thanks to its dynamic repertoire choices, its original productions, and its commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for artists and audiences. Founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980, POV has become one of Canada's most exciting arts institutions, with an audience that is, per capita, two to five times that of any other Canadian opera company.
Pacific Opera Victoria is committed to professional opera activity of the highest standard possible that engages our community and fosters the development of opera in Canada.
Original concepts, innovative designs
Pacific Opera Victoria builds opera from the ground up. We choose outstanding works from the operatic repertoire and create each production from scratch. Shaped by the creative vision of our directors and designers, each production is then built by our own team of production artists, staged in Victoria's beautiful, intimate Royal Theatre, and brought to life by a glorious collaboration of conductor and singers.
In addition to creating original productions for our main and second stage presentations, POV co-produces across North America. We also have several productions available for rent. We are skilled collaborators and adept at creating new work.