Opera on the Avalon

Welcome to Opera on the Avalon

Opera on the Avalon's production of The Phantom of the Opera. Nov 7th to 10th at The St. John's Arts & Culture Centre.
Shanawdithit is a new opera centred on the life of Shanawdithit (1801-1829), the last recorded surviving member of the Beothuk Nation in Newfoundland.
The remarkable true story of the small town that welcomed the world. In partnership with Mirvish Productions, OOTA facilitated the concert version in St. John's in January 2019.

Learn About Opera on the Avalon

OOTA will be hearing Festival and MainStage auditions this fall for future casting from both represented and non-represented artists.
Reflecting and supporting our cultural diversity is a main focus of Opera on the Avalon. We strive to create a safe place for all to create, perform, and enjoy opera. Interested in joining our movement?
Your gift to Opera on the Avalon helps to make each season possible. Without the support of generous people like you, there would be no opera.

Opera on the Avalon in the Community

Opera on the Avalon is dedicated to community causes, community outreach, accessibility, inclusion, and constantly improving our practices to better serve the community.

Opera on the Avalon is delighted and honoured to have Her Honour The Honourable Judy M. Foote, P.C., O.N.L., Lieutenant Governor as a Patron.

Opera on the Avalon is funded in part by The Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John’s, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.

Opera on the Avalon thanks our Generous Sponsors Cahill, Coast 101.1 FM, Cox & Palmer, Fortis, Gluskin Sheff, Marco Group, Toronto Dominion Bank, and Travelers.


Opera on the Avalon
78 O’Leary Avenue
St. John’s, NL, A1B 2C7

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

(709) 738 1322


Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the territory in which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland as the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador. We strive for respectful relationships with all the peoples of this province as we search for collective healing and true reconciliation and honour this beautiful land together.