Opera on the Avalon, Atlantic Canada’s Opera Company, is thrilled to announce

our 2020 Opera Season!


Stay tuned for ticket information and further cast announcements.

Powder Her Face

  • June 4th & 6th, 2020
  • LSPU Hall, St. John's

Powder Her Face is inspired by the real-life sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s. Thomas Adès’ 1995 chamber opera plays off the public’s obsession with the tabloid controversy surrounding a series of Polaroid photos of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the “Dirty Duchess.” Through the prism of Campbell’s life story,  Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power.

Ours at the National Arts Centre

  • July 16th & 18th, 2020
  • NAC, Ottawa

Ours tracks the aftermath of the battle of Beaumont Hamel through the story of Thomas Nangle, who was chaplain to the Newfoundland Regiment. Following the war, he was named to the Imperial War Graves Commission where he led efforts to properly bury the remains of much of the lost regiment across Europe.



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.