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About us

“The leader of the Canadian opera pack”

The Globe and Mail, Aug. 19, 2019

Founded in 1979 in Toronto, Tapestry Opera is the only Canadian company solely dedicated to the creation, development, and performance of original Canadian opera and the most prolific commissioner of new Canadian opera.

Tapestry Opera has 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 art.

To date, Tapestry Opera has produced 18 world premieres of full length Canadian works 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. Tapestry Opera promotes Toronto culture by hiring Torontians and actively animating its features, choosing unique Toronto venues and landscapes and incorporating them into new Canadian operas and events. Tapestry Opera animates locations like Brickworks, Todmorden Mills, stact market, and Sidewalks Labs to marry progressive Toronto locations with new Canadian opera. When you subscribe to Tapestry Opera, you experience a deeper Toronto.


Tapestry Opera is led by Artistic and General Director Michael Mori and Executive Director Jaime Martino.

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