Opera Atelier offers a range of events each season for Toronto audiences. From lectures to concerts to outreach performances – often in partnership local organizations like the Royal Ontario Museum – Opera Atelier continually seeks out new ways to interact with and engage the community at large. 

If you are interested in showcasing OA or know of an outreach opportunity that would benefit from an Opera Atelier performance, please email us!

Making of an Opera

Free WORKSHOP IN ADVANCE OF OUR PRODUCTION OF gluck's orpheus and eurydice

Saturday, October 7, 2023 | Elgin Theatre, 4th Floor Rehearsal Studio, 158 Victoria Street | 12:30PM - 3:45PM

We are happy to extend our popular "Making of an Opera" program to include a version open to the public on Saturday, October 7th from 12:30-3:45 pm at The Elgin Theatre.

Since 1996, Opera Atelier’s Making of an Opera program has annually given more than 1,000 young people a one-day, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about, participate in, and experience the magic of opera, completely free of charge. Through an interactive workshop environment, school groups have the opportunity to work with the professional team behind our productions to explore every aspect of opera.

Now it's your turn to participate!

The workshop will include:

- Lecture from Opera Atelier's Co-Artistic Director & Director, Marshall Pynkoski
- Lecture from Opera Atelier's Resident Set Designer & Art Director, Gerard Gauci
- Musical Selections from Opera Atelier's Assistant Conductor- Christopher Bagan and Soprano- Karine White
- Tactile Tour of Opera Atelier's Award-Winning costumes and props

Please note that you can make a booking for a group, however, we will require a list of all participant's names that can be emailed to Book today as space is limited!

Reserve my spot

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, October 7 st, 2023, 12:30pm - 3:45pm

LOCATION: The Elgin Theatre 4th Floor Rehearsal Studio, Elgin Theatre. Please come to the Stage Door at 158 Victoria Street. There will be volunteers to greet you. Please note that this is NOT the Elgin's Yonge Street entrance; there will be no access from Yonge Street.

By TTC: Take Line 1 to Queen Station, walk 1 block East to Victoria Street and turn north. We will have volunteers to greet you in front of the Stage Door. Please enter through the Stage Door at 158 Victoria Street, and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

Ivan Lo, Opera Atelier Education & Outreach Manager
Phone: 416-703-3767 x711 Email:

Photo of MOAO workshop participants by Heather Dale.