About

The Vancouver Island Opera

The main objectives that Vancouver Island Opera has chosen to fulfill are to promote the appreciation, study and performance of opera throughout The Island communities and to provide opportunities for local talent to participate in operatic productions. To achieve these goals, the Vancouver Island Opera provides a framework for aspiring singers and accompanists to obtain training and experience in voice, acting, diction and study of the operatic repertoire which may possibly lead to future professional careers.

The Board of Directors pursues a policy of cooperative liaisons with other organizations such as visual arts, drama, dance, musicians – vocal as well as instrumental in order to share community resources among each other.


The Parksville Recital Series, under the auspices of the Vancouver Island Opera and as a fund-raising effort, presents a series of winter/spring concerts featuring professional singers and instrumentalists of various genres. Our recitals have been extremely well received and are considered a welcome addition to Oceanside’s cultural calendar.

All recitals are held at The MacMillan Arts Centre, 133 MacMillan St., Parksville, BC