Discover the next generation of Canadian opera talent in an exhilarating vocal competition
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Join us for an elegant evening in support of young artists and arts education at Vancouver Opera. Our second annual VOX singing competition will present on stage emerging young opera talent from across Canada to compete for cash prizes in front of a panel of esteemed judges and a live audience. Listen carefully because you will have the opportunity to cast your vote in the Audience Choice Award.  

Following the excitement of the singing competition, Gala guests will be invited on stage for a unique opportunity to dine on stage surrounded by the set of Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera. Guests will enjoy a decadent dinner, stunning décor, dazzling performances and a live auction to raise funds to support emerging young artists.

Guests can purchase tickets for the VOX competition only or the full Gala evening.

Friday, May 1, 2020
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
5:30 Reception
6:30 Competition
8:00 Gala Dinner

Tickets go on sale August 14
Pre-sale: 20% off your competition ticket until October 31.
VOX competition ticket includes a wine reception and the singing competition.

Table of 10: $6,500
Corporate Tables of 10: $7,500
Your VOX Gala ticket includes a wine reception, VIP seating at the competition and a Gala dinner featuring performances and a live auction.

For more information or to reserve your Gala seat today, contact Cameron Clark at or call 604 331 4967.

For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Azfir Balenciaga at or 604 331 4829


From the first sip of sparkling wine to the last bite of decadent dessert, our inaugural VOX gala was a highlight of our past season. Guests enjoyed a lively singing competition, featuring some of the country’s most impressive emerging opera singers and a dazzling performance by acclaimed Canadian soprano, Erin Wall. Following the excitement of the winner being announced, the curtain rose to reveal the set of the opera Faust, transformed into a spectacular event space where guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal, fine wines and a luxury live auction all in support young artists.

Congratulations to Sarah Bissonnette who won first prize at VOX. This talented young mezzo also won the Audience Choice Award. Thank you to all the competitors, judges, sponsors and guests for making it such an unforgettable event. 



Following the competition, a gala event took place on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage, surrounded by the set of Faust. An unforgettable culinary experience was prepared and presented by Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, our Official Hospitality Partner, and complemented by wines from Mission Hill Family Estate.

Dessert was a unique creation prepared by The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Executive Pastry Chef, Suraj Karmakar. The evening also featured a live auction and special performance by artists from our Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program.


2019 Spotlight Sponsor


2019 Limelight Sponsors

2019 Corporate Tables

Lincluden Investment Management


2019 Competition Sponsors

The Bruendl Foundation

Vancouver Opera Guild

2019 Raffle Sponsors

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

VOX Committee

2019 Auction Sponsors

Air Canada
Andrei Godoroja
Bruce Munro Wright
Bruno Feldeisen
Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
Gallery Jones
James Hoyland
Michael & Inna O’Brian

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Mission Hill Family Estate
Ned Bell
Renaud Doucet & André Barbe

Seabourn Cruise Line
Stefano Ricci
The Metropolitan Opera
The Vancouver Club


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