Image A-04632 courtesy of the Royal BC Museum, BC Archives.  From original photograph

Opera Nanaimo is dedicated to bringing professional opera and operatic events to Nanaimo. Opera Nanaimo plans a series of concerts, and eventually full length operas for Nanaimo audiences with performers of international calibre to create opera experiences you won’t want to miss.



Hansel and Gretel

Composed by Englebert Humperdinck  




The adventure story of two mischievous children who find delicious treats and also discover a dark secret in the woods.


This adaptation of the well known Grimm fairy tale has been a favourite opera since its premiere in 1893.  With delightful folk tunes and skilful orchestration, the tale explores universal themes of poverty, peril and bravery resulting in the triumph of good over evil and a happy ending for all.  Well except for the witch!!  Join Opera Nanaimo as it celebrates the richness of imagination and offers an insight into the fear and bravery of children all the while entwined in dreamy fairy-tale melodies. 

Musical Director: Carol Fetherston
Stage Director: Marilyn Kelly
Producer: Arlene Blundell

Meet the Cast & Crew!


Dates:      Friday, October 28th at 7:30 p.m. AND
                Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m.


Where:    Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre
               6234 Spartan Rd, Nanaimo


Tickets:   $28 for adults and $5 for children 16 and under.
               Tickets may be purchased through the Port Theatre Box Office, 125 Front St, Nanaimo  
               250 754-8550 (+ applicable order fees)


PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:  City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo News Bulletin



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 Intrigued? Interested in opera, musical theatre and the arts?

Volunteering with Opera Nanaimo may be for you.

Opera Nanaimo is seeking people for Board membership and for volunteers to guide and support our organization. We have need for people with experience in:

•  publicity & marketing

•  communications and social media

•  fund raising

•  volunteer coordination

•  educational program development

•  just doing it!

We are preparing for our 2015-2016 performance season. To join our non-profit society, please express your interest and send your qualifications to

So get ON it! We would love to hear from you. Opera – its not at all scary!