Performance Schedule and Events

News – We have changed our name! We are now Opera Lirica! It’s the same great opera company, just a new name. We also have a new website and social media for our new name. Please join us at our new web address


Marpole Museum Christmas Fair and Fundraiser

Carols and Arias – Saturday, November 12 at 1pm

Sopranos D’Arcy Blunston, Trudy Chalmers and Nadine Cornelius along with pianist Roger Parton will be performing Christmas carols and arias at the Marpole Museum’s 20th Annual Christmas Fair.

Saturday, November 12

10am-3pm (carols & arias 1pm-2:30pm)

Marpole Neighbourhood House

8585 Hudson St. (at 70th Ave)

Admission is $2

Refreshments available


VSO Day of Music – online concert

Online Concert “A Pretty Night” – VSO Day of Music with soprano Catherine Thornsley and pianist Roger Parton

Watch it here!

“A Pretty Night”, a journey through some of the world’s most popular and emotional arias performed by award-winning soprano Catherine Thornsley and pianist Roger Parton. For this concert, filmed at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, we engaged cinematographers Willy Wong and recent Emily Carr University graduate Warren Tang. We hope you’ll enjoy this special concert in the comfort of your own home.






Community Opera Chorus – outdoor rehearsals 

Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm in Marpole

To register email: with “Community Opera Chorus” in the subject line.

Health guidelines will be in effect with physically distanced seating. Hand sanitizer and masks are available. 

Come join our Community Opera Chorus! There’s no experience necessary and no membership fee. We are building a chorus from the ground up! We will help you with group breathing and singing exercises, movement and score reading. It’s like choir, but eventually you’ll be in costume and acting as well as singing! If you love to sing and to be part of a group come join us!

We will be working on repertoire from “The Tales of Hoffmann”, “Rigoletto”, “Don Carlo”, “Tosca”, “MacBeth”, and “Carmen” and more.