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.



Opera Nanaimo Presents Hansel and Gretel

HANSEL AND GRETEL by Engelbert 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. 


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


Where:    Ecumenical Centre of Nanaimo
               6234 Spartan Rd, Nanaimo


Tickets:   Port Theatre Box Office, 125 ST Front St, Nanaimo   250 754-8550



A musical fund raiser for Opera Nanaimo
After a successful season culminating in our acclaimed performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors last Christmas, ON is presenting our 2016 spring fundraiser courtesy of BMW Nanaimo.
This event will feature some of the best vocal talent from the mid-island region. Some of these performers will become star entertainers for Opera Nanaimo and elsewhere.
When:              Sunday 1st May starting at 2:00 pm
Where:             BMW Nanaimo
                        2470 Kenworth Road, Nanaimo
Admission:      by donation
Parking:           available on Kenworth Road
Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and canapes will be provided, thanks to Thrifty Foods, AND there will be an opportunity to meet the performers after the concert.
Funds raised will support the work of Opera Nanaimo who is dedicated to bringing quality Opera entertainment to your community.
Open your hearts to these aspiring young performers and show your support for their future by supporting Opera Nanaimo. Help make opera once again part of Nanaimo’s rich cultural history as we revitalize the enthusiasm of our forebears for Opera in the community which began over a century ago with the construction of the Opera House on Commercial Street.
Opera Nanaimo is supported by Cultural Heritage funding from the City of Nanaimo