We make new opera in Toronto. Tapestry was founded in 1979, and we’re the only Canadian company solely dedicated to creating and performing original Canadian opera.
We have a mandate to create powerful opera that reflects and changes the world around us, bringing together art forms, creators, and communities to create boundary-pushing work.
We’ve produced 18 full-length world premieres and 160 world premieres of opera shorts. We have been nominated for 99 Dora Mavor Moore (Toronto Theatre Awards), winning 22, including 6 in 2022, and Outstanding Production for R.U.R. A Torrent of Light (A Tapestry Opera production in partnership with OCAD University.)
Toronto Opera: Tapestry Opera is TO
From a Canadian perspective, Toronto represents innovation, inclusivity, thoughtful approaches, and art and culture. Tapestry embraces Toronto and reflects its heart to Torontonians.
We promote Toronto culture by hiring Torontians and actively animating its features. Tapestry presents its work at unique Toronto venues and incorporates them into our operas and events. We’ve performed our shows in spaces around the city like the Evergreen Brickworks, Todmorden Mills, stackt market, Sidewalks Labs, and soon on the Toronto waterfront.
When you come to a Tapestry show, you experience a deeper Toronto.
Opera with impact.
From Caribbean mythology to Indigenous storytelling to robot dramas. Opera that engages the world around us. Opera in exciting spaces. Opera and new technologies. Opera in the community.
Artistic and General Director Michael Mori and Executive Director Jaime Martino lead Tapestry Opera.