Our Mission | Vision

Our Mission

Our mission is to produce quality professional opera that will contribute to the cultural, economic and educational quality of our unique multi-city community.

Our Vision

Opera Hamilton will be respected as a dynamic, innovative and progressive opera company, renowned for its commitment to audiences and artists.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Artistic excellence
  • Development of Canadian artists
  • Imaginative and stimulating music/theatre production
  • Exciting, diverse and balanced repertoire
  • Financial security and sustainability
  • Collaborative efforts, which support the company's mandate
  • Education, community programming and audience focus
  • Vibrant partnerships among Board of Directors, patrons, donors, volunteers and staff
  • Effective governance and administration


Opera Ontario Sponsors Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Hamilton BMO Financial Group Turkstra Lumber RBC Emerging Artists Project Scotiabank Sun Life Financial - Season Supertitle Sponsor Steve Loates Music Gallery WISHART.NET Canadian Heritage - Patrimoine canadien The Ontario Trillium Foundation - La Foundation Trillium de l'Ontario Hamilton Community Foundation Opera.ca Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des Arts de l'Ontario Canada Council for the Arts - Council des Arts du Canada City of Hamilton Sheraton Hamilton Grant Thorton The Hamilton Spectator