Opera York is a York Region based professional opera company. It is the resident opera company of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Arts and offers programming throughout the Region. As a company, in an area still developing its cultural programming, Opera York’s aim is to be a model organization for cultural service delivery.
Growing from concerts in the parks in the municipalities of York Region, Opera York offers full productions, with orchestra, chorus and surtitling. Opera York has partnered with the York Region Public and Separate School Boards to introduce opera to a new generation through the Opera for Schools /L’opéra pour les écoles program. Adult education programs such as Opera for Seniors, Through Opera Glasses and Opera Teas are offered through municipal Culture and Recreation Departments and partnerships with supporting organizations. Opera for Seniors provides entertainment and lifestyle enrichment for the growing seniors population through a series of affordable concerts offered during daytime hours.
Opera York provides a platform from which creative artists may support their craft. The company uses Canadian singers, with emphasis on artists from Ontario and on the introduction of new artists from York Region.
The company recognizes the importance of serving its diverse multicultural community. It offers Italian productions, French productions and very recently expanded its base to include a production in Hebrew.
By building a musical organization dedicated to providing quality opera performance, supporting Canadian artists, furthering musical education, acting as a resource for our seniors, and supporting cultural heritages, Opera York serves the community in pursuit of comprehensible and connective cultural experience.
To contact us, call 905.763.7853, or visit our website.
Our shows take place at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.
10268 Yonge St,
Richmond Hill, ON