Who are we

Hugh Sinnott

President and Producer

Hugh Sinnott has performed in each of the VIO's productions. Hugh is a local businessman with many years of experience on the stage, including thirteen years with Pacific Opera in Victoria.

Tatiana Vasilieva

Past President

Tatiana Vasilieva is a retired opera singer who has served as producer and artistic director. Tatiana has had a highly successful operatic career encompassing four continents.

Karen Stewart

Vice President

Karen Stewart is in a legal private practice in the area. Karen has been involved in all of VIO's productions in various capacities, including the chorus and in the creation of costumes.

Lucille Thompson

Lucille Thompson, a former School District 69 employee, has been involved with the Society for several years. Lucille has an extensive background in accounting and office administration.

Brigitte Stefani

Brigitte Stefani has sung in a variety of venues from the Toronto Opera, the VIO and a various number of choirs. Brigitte has enjoyed singing and entertaining for many years.

Linda MacKinnon

Linda MacKinnon fell in love with opera when she joined the VIO chorus in the 2012 production of Faust. She works for a local chartered accountants' firm and, in her spare time, enjoys all aspects of the arts, including singing in a world music choir.