Welcome to Grand River Opera

Grand River Opera is a women-led organization, which aspires to enrich Waterloo Region's artistic life by featuring the very talented artists who live and work here. 

Jennifer Carter

Founder & Artistic Director

The timeless beauty and power of opera meets the energy and excitement of contemporary performance.

As a new opera organization based in the Waterloo Region, we are dedicated to presenting high quality operatic productions and fostering a deep appreciation for this timeless art form.

Our Mission

Make opera exciting, fun, and meaningful to everyone

Create opportunities for local artists to perform in their own community

Push the boundaries of performance art

Recent Shows

With a commitment to excellence and a dedication to the art of opera, Grand River Opera promises to captivate audiences with its upcoming productions and events.

Whether you are a lifelong opera fan or new to the genre, Grand River Opera is sure to be a must-see destination for culture, entertainment, and community engagement.



Thank you to all of our fans, artists, supporters, and donors for making this Halloween 2023 show a success!

Suor Angelica

March 3 - 5, 2023

We’re so grateful to all of our artists, supporters, donors, and First United Church who helped make this debut show a success.

Suor Angelica on CTV News

March 5, 2023

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CTV News at 6 feature spot!

Opera in the Park

August 6, 2023

Thank you to everyone who braved the rain to see our performers. Thank you to the Waterloo Concert Band for including us in their 'Music in the Park' 2023 Summer Concert Series.