Opera Gems

Opera Valentines |for Mothersfor Summer Dreamsfor Intrigue and Fantasy

Opera Nanaimo presented Nanaimo Gems, a series of four concerts featuring local and national talent performing seasonal selections, in 2014. 

“We just can’t wait to showcase Nanaimo’s incredible talent in this series of opera concerts” says Michael Stebbings, who with a group of like-minded people, led an initiative in the fall of 2012 to found a new Opera Company, the first that Nanaimo has seen since the demise of the original Opera Company in 1898. As part of that initiative, two opera-concerts were held to ascertain the level of interest before registering the society.

“We were delighted to see our first two events performed to sold out audiences!” – Bonnie Stebbings

Opera Gems for Intrigue and Fantasy

Opera Gems for Intrigue and Fantasy took place on October 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm at:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
4235 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo


  • Sarah Vardy (soprano)
  • Andrew Greenwood (baritone)

Opera Gems for Summer Dreams


 Opera Gems for Summer Dreams took place on August 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church  and featured:

Opera Gems for Valentines

Opera Gems for Valentines took place on February 13, 2014 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and featured:

Opera Gems for Mother

Opera Gems for Mother took place on May 11, 2014 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (4235 Departure Bay Rd., Nanaimo) and featured:

  • Alexandra Hill (soprano)
  • Jennifer Lang (mezzo-soprano)
  • Sharon Wishart (piano)