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. 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, turning our history into art. 

2017-18 Season

Don't miss your chance to reserve the best seats in the house for our 2017-18 productions: Tickets on sale now through the St. John's Arts & Culture Centre Box Office

Into The Woods

What happens when the fairy tale ends and reality begins? Sondheim’s most celebrated musical is a collision of beloved fairy tale characters when they venture Into The Woods. Embrace the excitement of this darkly enchanted story, featuring the return of Lara Ciekiewicz as Cinderella, and the OOTA debut of Kelly-Ann Evans as The Witch. Come experience the reality of life after Happily Ever After. 

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  • Conducted by Jeffrey Huard
  • Directed by Donna Fletcher

As One

  • Touring: June, 2018

“Who am I? How did I become myself?” 

Come explore these topics in the powerful new opera As One which will make its Canadian Debut in 2018. A chamber opera for two singers and string quartet, a mezzo-soprano and baritone depict the experiences of its sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, as she endeavours to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world. 

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  • “As one forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy.” New York Times
  • “A piece that haunts and challenges its audience with questions about identity, authenticity, compassion.” Opera News
  • Composed by Laura Kaminsky; Libretto by Mark Campbell; Libretto & Film by Kimberly Reed

To be announced...

  • MainStage: June 15-16, 2018
  • Tickets on sale in 2018

Recently on the MainStage

Click on an image below for a showcase of what our world-class team, orchestra, and singers have offered audiences in St. John's in the recent past... 

Did you know?

All of our productions are available to New Canadians through the Cultural Access Pass. We're proud to partner with this initiative which allows New Canadians to take in cultural events in their new home free of charge.

"Perhaps it is music that will save the world."

Shinichi Suzuki