OPC is Canada's only repertory opera company*
*Repertory Opera - Most opera companies perform one opera at a time; rehearsing for several weeks, then performing that opera 3 to 5 times. Once the performances are over, the production shuts down and the company moves on to the next opera. Opera in repertory works very differently. The operas are rehearsed and performed at the same time, alternating with the other operas chosen for that season. This means the company can perform any number of operas at a given time. The only limitation is whether or not the singers who have prepared the roles are available for a particular date. OPC assigns several singers to the same role whenever possible, which is what allows us to perform these operas so many times through the year.
Rigoletto, Macbeth, La Traviata, Nabucco
Norma, I Puritani, I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Lucia di Lammermoor