Opera Mariposa is an acclaimed Vancouver-based company dedicated to bringing audiences talented young performers, beautiful music and compelling drama. Run by young artists, for young artists, we are committed to creating a stage for emerging talent, showcasing the most promising performers from across Canada and the U.S. in a diverse program of gala concerts, original shows and fully staged opera and musical theatre productions.
Now on the brink of our sixth season, our performances have been hailed as "a stroke of genius" (The Voice), "an evening of delight" and "a masterpiece" (Review Vancouver), with The Vancouver Project declaring, "Opera Mariposa stands at the forefront of Vancouver's opera scene". Our benefit shows have raised over $35,000 to date for a variety of charities, while our dedication to making opera accessible has led us to offer free performances at street festivals, retirement residences and the Vancouver Public Library. We have presented rare works, fostered the collaboration of local and international artists; and created original shows from the ground up. In 2015 we launched the Repertory Concert Artist Program, which presents commissioned concerts, and in 2016 we expanded with the launch of the Mariposa Theatre Wing, which presents plays and musicals with operatic elements.