The mission of Vancouver Cantonese Opera is to preserve and promote Cantonese opera in Canada. We endeavor to present the unique traditional art form of Cantonese opera at the highest level to both Chinese and non-Chinese audience. We also strive to collaborate with our stakeholders to meet the fundamental need for spiritual and aesthetic satisfaction and richness in our lives.
About VANCOUVER CANTONESE OPERA
Traditional Chinese opera is a distinctive and comprehensive performing art that combines typically Chinese music, singing, dialogue, pantomime, acrobatics and martial arts.
We are the only non-profit Cantonese opera society in Vancouver endeavour to introduce our art form to the mainstream population and other ethnic groups. We have English subtitles for our major performances. We provide pre-show workshops "How to appreciate Chinese opera" to our audiences. We have on-going outreach and audience building programs. We endeavour to engage local artists, community and business to ensure that the unique culture of Cantonese opera is accessible to everybody, from the very young to the elderly. Every year we produce three largre productions of Cantonese opera. The majority of our artists and technical crews are Canadians. We showcase our emerging artists in our annual Cantonese Opera Extravaganza and provide them an opportunity to shine and purse for artistic excellence.