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.
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
(709) 738 1322
We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk [bee-oth-uck], whose culture has now been erased forever. We also acknowledge the island of Ktaqmkuk [dah-gmm-gook] (Newfoundland) as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq [mig-maw]. And we acknowledge Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu [in-ew] of Nitassinan [ne-tass-eh-nen], the Inuit [in-yoo-eet] of Nunatsiavut [nu-nat-see-ah-vut], and the Inuit of NunatuKavut [nu-nah-tuhk-ah-vut]. We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. As First Peoples have done since time immemorial, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land and to respect the cultures, ceremonies, and traditions of all who call it home. As we open our hearts and minds to the past, we commit ourselves to working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.
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, Marco Group, and Gluskin Sheff, Genoa Design International, Toronto Dominion Bank and Travelers.