Tapestry Opera: A man singing in a transportable box

About us

“The leader of the Canadian opera pack”

The Globe and Mail, Aug. 19, 2019

We make new opera in Toronto. Tapestry was founded in 1979, and we’re the only Canadian company solely dedicated to the creation and performance of 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.

To date, we’ve produced 18 full-length world premieres and 160 world premieres of opera shorts. We have been nominated for 61 Dora Mavor Moore (Toronto Theatre Awards) of which we won 20, 9 in the last two seasons including Outstanding Production in 2017.

Toronto Opera: Tapestry Opera is TO

Toronto represents innovation, inclusivity, thoughtful approaches, and art and culture from a Canadian perspective. Tapestry embraces Toronto, and reflects its heart back to Torontonians.

We promote Toronto culture by hiring Torontians and actively animating its features. Tapestry presents its work at unique Toronto venues, and incorporate them into our operas and events. We’ve performed our shows in spaces around the city like the Evergreen Brickworks, Todmorden Mills, stackt market, and Sidewalks Labs.

When you come to a Tapestry show, you experience a deeper Toronto.


Tapestry Opera is led by Artistic and General Director Michael Mori and Executive Director Jaime Martino. Interim Executive Director Stephanie Applin joins the team while Jaime Martino takes Parental Leave.

Annual Report

Annual Report