Opera Pro Cantanti - Opera For the Singers
"Not only was the production captivating and professional, all of the performers truly embraced the audience and made us feel part of it! Thank you for introducing this into my life!"
"What an exceptional performance - such talent, such enthusiasm!!"
Opera Pro Cantanti is Canada's only repertory opera company.*
We perform nearly every Sunday evening, and give special performances on other days, or at other venues. Keep your eye on our Performance Schedule, so you don't miss one of our performances!
We perform our own productions of Verdi's La Traviata, Rigoletto, Macbeth and Nabucco. Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Bellini's I Puritani and I Capuleti e i Montecchi. We have prepared several operas by Verdi, in anticipation of the Verdi 200th Anniversary Celebrations (October 2013).
Opera Pro Cantanti always performs with traditional sets and costumes, created by the company members themselves.
Some of our lead singers are established professional singers, but our roster also includes company members who came to sing in the chorus but proved capable of taking on some of the most demanding roles in all of opera. Amazing progress is possible when singers have the opportunity to perform so frequently!
You can hear some of the best voices in Canada on our stage! Singers who would be valued in opera houses all over the world (and some of them are!). You will be amazed at what you hear and see.
*Repertory Opera - Most opera companies perform one opera at a time; rehearsing for several weeks, then performing that opera 3 to 5 times. Once the performances are over, the production shuts down and the company moves on to the next opera. Opera in repertory works very differently. The operas are rehearsed and performed at the same time, alternating with the other operas chosen for that season. This means the company can perform any number of operas at a given time. The only limitation is whether or not the singers who have prepared the roles are available for a particular date. OPC assigns several singers to the same role whenever possible, which is what allows us to perform these operas so many times through the year.
$18 general admission, $12 students and seniors.
Most Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm
Performance dates vary from week to week. Be sure to check our schedule.
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Our phone line: 604 340 8545
See our Performance Schedule page for a complete list of our performance dates.