There is a reason why Opera on the Avalon is one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. From our innovative productions to our partnerships within our communities, we are bringing our audiences experiences that are unique, meaningful and accessible to all.

“The standing ovation the production received was deserved, as was the roaring applause”.

Classical Voice North America

Opera for All

Opera on the Avalon is Canada’s newest opera company in the oldest city in North America

Season: OOTA presents the best of traditional opera and musical theatre, with engaging and powerful new theatrical productions, that are focused on topics and themes which resonate within our regional and international communities.

Bold Stories: OOTA is committed to asking what stories we want to share. Through our New Commission Series, OOTA is starting a conversation about how we see ourselves and the world around us, and how those stories are reflected on stage.

Exceptional Artists: OOTA has a tradition of discovering and fostering the careers of the next generation of operatic stars. Each year during OOTA’s annual summer festival, we welcome the best and brightest of young artists from all over the world. In keeping with OOTA’s mandate of education through performance, these young artists learn by working alongside established Canadian artists and artisans.

Because it’s 2020: OOTA is dedicated to promoting the work of female theatre artists at all stages of their careers. We empower female artists to reach their full potential through our mentorship programs and gender parity policies.

Showcasing “The Rock”: Every year, OOTA audience members include visitors from all over the world. We are one of the regions largest employers of artists and artisans, and we generate over 1.7 million dollars annually in indirect revenue for the Atlantic region.

Critically Acclaimed: OOTA’s productions are frequently critically acclaimed, leading to the company’s winning of the Arts NL BMO Artist of the Year Award in 2017.


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.