Legend of the Purple Hairpin
The Vancouver Cantonese Opera is a non-profit society incorporated on June 30th, 2000. Our mission is to preserve and promote Cantonese opera in Canada. We endeavour to present the unique traditional art form of Cantonese opera at the highest level to both Chinese and non-Chinese audience. We also strive to collaborate with our stakeholders to meet the fundamental need for spiritual and aesthetic satisfaction and richness in our lives.

At a glance:

  • Vancouver Cantonese Opera was incorporated as a non-profit organization on June 30th, 2000. On Feb.23rd. 2005, Canada Revenue Agency designated Vancouver Cantonese Opera as a charitable organization.
  • On November 29th, 2007, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee invited Vancouver Cantonese Opera to be one of their partners in the 2008 Cultural Olympiad.
  • We produce two large scale Cantonese opera productions and one Multicultural Heritage Festival annually.
  • Our outreach programs include Cantonese Opera singing class, opera performance technique class, children opera class, educational workshops in school and communities performances in multicultural events.