Opera Mariposa is a dynamic Vancouver-based company dedicated to bringing audiences fresh faces, beautiful music and compelling drama. Run by young artists, for young artists, we are committed to creating a stage for emerging talent, presenting North America's most promising performers in a diverse program of gala concerts, original shows and fully staged opera productions.
Opera Mariposa debuted in 2012 to widespread critical acclaim, and our performances have been hailed as "a stroke of genius" (The Voice), "an extraordinary feat" (North Shore News), "an evening of delight" and "a masterpiece" (Review Vancouver). Our innovative programming presents classic works alongside rarely-staged gems, allowing us to offer dedicated young professionals a unique range of artistic opportunities. All the while, we remain committed to showcasing the richness of Vancouver’s artistic talent, while creating high-calibre shows that engage opera aficionados and new audiences alike. In 2016 the company expanded with the launch of the Mariposa Theatre Wing, broadening their repertoire to include plays and musicals with operatic elements.
What people are saying about Opera Mariposa:
"Opera Mariposa stands at the forefront of Vancouver’s opera scene."
- The Vancouver Project
"Opera has a reputation as an art form steeped in starchy tradition, but Opera Mariposa’s recent performance of The Telephone broke up preconceptions by running the full gamut of being laugh-out-loud funny…[to] haunting and beautiful.”
- The Vancouver Project on The Telephone (2014)
"Always passionate and passionately sung…there was possibly not a dry eye in the house."
- Review Vancouver on The Butterfly (2014)
"Well-honed…delightful…an excellent harbinger of more well-cast and well-directed operas to come.”
- Opera Canada on Don Pasquale (2013)
"Run and buy tickets if you’d like an evening of delight."
- Review Vancouver on La serva padrona (2013)
Listing last confirmed: Nov. 7, 2017