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Opera Mariposa

May 15, 2020 | Funding Recipient

Opera Mariposa presents OPERA TREATS

Now on YouTube  |  Free to the public

Craving some classical music? Opera Mariposa is serving up some bite-sized musical content on YouTube! The company that "stands at the forefront of Vancouver's opera scene" (The Vancouver Project) has just launched Opera Treats: free, filmed opera programming that can be enjoyed by audiences at home and afar. Thanks to the support of Creative BC and the City of Vancouver, Mariposa spent the fall of 2020 prototyping safe and accessible musical practices – which led to the company's first recording project. Catch an exclusive performance by award-winning soprano Jacqueline Ko and acclaimed pianist Maria Hwa Yeong Jung, then subscribe to Opera Mariposa's YouTube channel today to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Opera Mariposa also hosted a discussion about disability, accessibility, and inclusion in the operatic art form. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, as well as an worldwide reckoning with systemic inequities, a diverse, multi-award-winning panel dove into everything from bringing music to high-risk audiences, to how a historic art form can embrace the future of storytelling – grappling with crucial questions, and sharing solutions for a more inclusive future.

About Opera Mariposa: Opera Mariposa is Canada's first entirely disability-led and run opera company. Dedicated to creating opportunities for exceptional emerging performers, they also work to increase diversity and disability representation int the arts, and have raised over $90,000 to date for a variety of charities and healthcare programs. Learn more at