Opera Speaks about Ethical Justice

Festival Tent on the QE Plaza
April 29, 4:30pm
Free

Sister Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking, joins a distinguished cross-cultural panel to discuss the death penalty, incarceration, and their alternatives.


Master Classes for Young Singers

Festival Tent on the QE Plaza
May 2, 4, 9, and11, 2pm - 4pm
Free

Hear the singers of tomorrow, coached by principal artists from the casts of Otello, Dead Man Walking and The Marriage of Figaro. Open to the public. Come to just one, or attend all four and witness the singers’ process as it unfolds over two weeks


Young Composers Workshops

Festival Tent on the QE Plaza
May 3, 5, 10, and 12, 2pm - 4pm
Free

Watch creativity blossom. Composers early in their careers are invited to submit new work for the voice. In four open workshops, these young creators will receive constructive criticism and direction from VO’s music director, Jonathan Darlington, and from members of the VO Orchestra and VO Chorus.


The Artistry of Youth: A Performance by Young Singers

Festival Tent on the QE Plaza
May 13, 5pm - 7pm
Tickets on sale in Spring

Hear the results of two weeks of coaching and creation, as the participants in the Young Singers Master Classes present their work, including selected work developed in the Young Composers Workshops.


Delta Opera and Performance Academy

Festival Tent on the QE Plaza
May 11, 7:30pm
Tickets on sale in Spring

The final presentation of Delta School District’s innovative year-long Opera & Performance program for students in grades 8 through 12. The curriculum program is being run in partnership with VO.

Information about Delta Fine Arts Academies here.