The Bicycle Opera Project

two wheels and a sense of adventure

The Bicycle Opera Project is the only opera company that tours by bicycle.   Designed to bring contemporary Canadian music to smaller communities where there is little opportunity to hear it, our company closes the gap between audiences and singers by performing in intimate spaces. We perform new Canadian works that focus on current issues, in English.

Even though the Canadian music world has many talented composers, the mainstream public knows little of their exciting new work. We work directly with composers to rearrange works for a small, portable instrumental ensemble that can be toured on bicycle, creating a car-free alternative to touring.

As a touring company that gets around on two wheels, the Bicycle Opera Project is all about essentials — getting maximum dramatic impact with a minimum of means

John Terauds

The productions are stripped down for the sake of mobility, which leads to lean and accessible presentations.

The Globe and Mail