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Our Mission

Toronto City Opera is committed to the advancement of the art of Opera. It will facilitate this by providing aspiring singers a regimen of coaching in musicianship, stagecraft deportment and performance. Toronto City Opera will engage the opera-loving amateur through the training of a non-auditioned chorus thus creating diverse opportunities for persons who wish to gain experience in mounting and/or performing in live Opera. Toronto City Opera will engage and attract audiences by committing itself to affordable ticket prices, a respectable theatrical venue along with projected interpretive titles.

Our Vision

Toronto City Opera is passionately committed to opera for everyone. We give young professionals a chance to perform principal roles with coaching in musicianship and stagecraft. We give our amateur chorus inspiration and skills, so that they too can perform in a fully staged opera. And for our community, we provide affordable access to this grand synthesis of music, drama, dance, and design to raise up the human spirit of everyone it touches.


Established as an opera workshop at Central Technical School in 1946, this community opera group has been presenting fully staged, professionally costumed operas since 1967. Under the aegis of the Toronto District School Board Continuing Education Program, it provides a rich learning experience for our Choristers.

In 2017-2018 season, the Board determined that a new approach was needed to revitalize TCO. New performance model was created with paid, emerging, young professional soloists independently administered by TCO. New professional artistic team was put in place. A new relationship was developed with the Miles Nadal Centre and our performances were moved to Al Green Theatre which offers modern equipment to enhance our staging and a much better audience experience.

In 2018-2019 season, the Board took a further step to independently administer the chorus program, ending the long time relationship completely with TDSB.


Toronto City Opera is most pleased to present our new Artistic Team: Jennifer Tung, Ivan Jovanovic and Alaina Viau. Help us to raise $25,000 toward costs of production for its 2018-2019 season. 

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