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Recurring Event Event Series: Pop-Up Opera

You never know when you’ll hear some opera.

Join Pacific Opera Victoria as they take over the Royal BC Museum, both inside and out. You’ll find Rebecca Gray and Mike Fan in unexpected spaces, sharing with us the joy of opera.

A schedule of locations will be shared closer to the event.


Rebecca Gray is a soprano, composer and improviser based in Toronto passionate about performing and creating fresh, complex and inclusive new works. A graduate of the University of Toronto Opera School, she appeared as Donna Elvira in University of Toronto’s Don Giovanni (2017), performed the titular role in Prima Zombie: the diva that wouldn’t stay dead (2017) and premiered the lead in Pomegranate (2019) with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. She has performed with Esprit Orchestra, Tapestry Opera, Opera Q, FAWN, and has developed several chamber music recitals with her colleagues in the new music community. Rebecca’s compositions have been performed by musically diverse ensembles, including Ottawa’s 13 strings, the Capital Chamber Choir, and Ensemble Paramirabo. She has a particular interest in interdisciplinary work and has presented collaborative projects at Nuit Rose, the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, the Toronto Creative Music lab, the Atlantic Music Festival, and the Banff Centre. She participated in the Canadian League of Composer’s PIVOT mentorship program, which will culminate in a choral performance by Pro Coro in Edmonton, and participated in Soundstreams’ Young Composer Workshop in 2021.

Chinese-Canadian, queer, and gender non-binary tenor Mike Zuming Fan | 范祖铭 (they) possesses a warm full lyric instrument with impressive power, agility, and range. Mike makes their Pacific Opera Victoria début as a 2021-2022 Young Artist in the Civic Engagement Quartet, filming a gender-bending digital recital Tā (她 / 他) as well appearances and performances in the Victoria community. Polymath and polyglot, Mike has performed in 10 languages for audiences across Canada, USA, Europe, and Australia. A passionate, committed, and innovative performer, Mike is strongly committed to social justice as the Artistic Director of Opéra Queens.

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