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Need to reach the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre? Call 604-683-0222
or visit us in person at 1945 McLean Drive.

Ticket Centre hours are
Mon-Thurs from 9am to 5pm
(Closed 12:30pm to 1pm)
Fri from 9am to 5pm


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2018-2019 Season and Festival

Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, Charles Gounod’s Faust, and Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola

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Vancouver Opera Festival 2018

Running from April 28 to May 6, the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival celebrates Russian composers.

Vancouver Opera Foundation

Our mission is to show leadership, stewardship, and philanthropy in the Vancouver community through support of VO

A Gift Today Is A Gift That Lasts

We invite you to make memories possible for future generations through support of the Vancouver Opera Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation can be held in perpetuity, earning interest, dividends, and capital gains that are used to support young artists and artistic programming. Your gifts today are gifts that contribute to future generations of artists and opera lovers.

Why Give Today

Many donations received are matched by a program through Canadian Heritage. Last year's match was $0.88 for every eligible dollar. With your gift and this match, the Foundation can grow bigger faster!

When markets are down, this creates a unique opportunity for institutional investors to make purchases of long term value. With an investment horizon far exceeding that of the individual investor, Vancouver Opera Foundation can receive your donation and enjoy significant gains on investments that may be currently undervalued.

Frequently Asked Questions

How am I recognized for my giving?

Donors are recognized in performance programs and Foundation annual reports. Charitable tax receipts are issued for all eligible donations.

How much should I give? Is there a minimum?

All donations of any size are welcome. Philanthropy is contagious.

What happens to my money?

Funds are deposited in an established endowment from which the Foundation distributes a limited amount as a grant to Vancouver Opera. Your gift is added to a balanced portfolio of investments overseen by the Vancouver Opera Foundation Investment Committee and Lincluden Investment Management, a firm engaged to manage the Foundation's investments.

Does the Foundation accept securities?

Yes, call us and we'll give you info on how to do that.

Brian Nickel – Chief Development Officer
604-682-2871 ext 4838

Who are the Board of Trustees


  • Lis Welch

Secretary & Treasurer

  • Paul McEwen 


  • Jill Bodkin
  • Jake Boxer
  • Neil Carnell
  • Heather Clarke
  • Michael Gallagher
  • Poul Hansen
  • Julia Kim
  • Terry Pask
  • Lynn Smith
  • Russell Smith
  • Pascal Spothelfer