Summer Festival

The highlight of Opera on the Avalon’s Season which includes one MainStage production, one touring production, a Symposium Series, plus concerts, masterclasses, and civic impact initiatives that are all open to the public. 

Who is it for?

Our Summer Festival hosts singers from all over the world, from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals. Emerging artists learn from professionals through collaboration in rehearsal and on stage, in lessons and coachings, in masterclasses, and in panel discussions.

Free Events

Outreach during the festival season includes our free concert series, free symposium series, and a school tour which is offered at no cost to the schools which we visit. We also host workshops during the festival for our upcoming new commissions.

Making a Difference: Both Locally and Internationally

Our festival continues to offer activities and events which are unique in scope and quality to the region, strengthening communities, building awareness of diverse cultures and identities, and providing a source of community pride on both local and international levels. 


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.