Opera Bravissima

Why book Opera Bravissima?

Opera Bravissima
Experience the joy, mystery, pleasure, delight, and emotional power of the human voice.

We celebrate the genius of master composers who have delighted audiences for centuries. Embark upon a journey through time with Opera Bravissima...imagine at your next event...
...sipping champagne with a beautiful 19th-century demimondaine, who sings of her forbidden passion...encountering an ancient and otherworldy creature who talks to the birds...sharing a petit bonbon with a tempestuous coquette!
Operatic Entertainment for Special Events
Opera highlights
Impromptu serenades
Gala concerts
Soloists for weddings and special ceremonies



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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 15 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates


We offer high-calibre, exciting entertainment in the form of solo, duo or ensemble performances featuring classical singers. Our repertoire ranges from musical theatre, to cabaret to opera. Costumes are an important part of the performance and we appear in period-inspired costume or formal gowns and tuxes. We can be interactive, according to the client's needs, i.e., serenading your guests, and singing to them and interacting "in character". We also offer more traditional concert programs (voice and piano) of beautiful melodies from musicals, art song and opera.

Opera Bravissima

Opera Bravissima is the brainchild of Melissa Howell, lyric soprano, and Donna Wong-Juliani, executive director, together with the cream of Vancouver's operatic talent. Melissa was trained at the University of British Columbia and at McGill University, where she earned her Master's Degree in Music. She has appeared with many local companies, including Opera Breve, Opera Appassionata, and the Opera Project, where she last appeared as Pamina in the Magic Flute. Donna is a seasoned artistic producer and was a co-founder of both Savage God and Opera Breve.

Opera Bravissima offers top-notch, classicaly-trained singers for corporate events, in the form of concerts, operatic scenes and brief performances. Opera, operetta, cross-over or "popera", art song, cabaret and musical theatre are all part of the Opera Bravissima experience. Costuming is also a very important part of the entertainment offered to our clients. Past clients include the Italian Cultural Centre, the Vancouver Club, Hycroft-University Women's Club, as well as many private functions. Opera Bravissima has also created educational programming for an "Opera 101" outreach program and for General Brock Elementary, where singers gave an educational gala performance to celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday. We are happy to customize our program to suit the client's budget and event theme and specialize in English, German, Italian and French repertoire.

Set List


Amazing Grace
An die Musik
Ave Maria
Bali Hai
Barcarolle (Belle Nuit)
C’est magnifique
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Caro Nome
Casta diva
Che faro senza euridice
Che gelida manina
Che il bel sogno
Chemins de l’Amour
Core ngrato
Danny Boy
Deh vieni alla finestra
Der Holle Rache (Queen of the Night aria
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Duet from West Side Story (When love comes so strong)
Glitter and Be Gay
Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel
He’s Gone Away
Hymn to the Moon
I could have Danced all night
I Love Paris
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
If I loved you
Il Bacio
The Impossible Dream
In Trutina
Je veux vivre
Jewel Song
L’heure Exquise
La Donna Mobile
La Mer
La Vie en Rose
Lakme Duet
Largo al factotum
The Last Rose of Summer
Le fleur que tu m’avais jete
Les filles de Cadix
Libiamo (the Brindisi)
The Man I love
Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix
Music for a While
My Favorite Things
My Love is like a red, red rose
Ne me quitte pas
Nessun Dorma
Non piu mesta
O mio Babbino Caro
O Sole Mio
On the Street Where you Live
Over the Rainbow
Panis Angelicus
Papageno/Papagena duet
Parigi, o cara
Pearl Fishers duet
Phantom of the Opera
The Prayer (as sung by Andrea Bocelli)
Quando m’en vo
Questa o quella
The Saga of Jenny
Santa Lucia
September Song
Show Me
Si mi chiamano mimi
Soave sia il Vento
Some Enchanted Evening
Someone to Watch Over Me
Songs my Mother taught me
Sous le ciel de Paris by Giraud
Sunrise, Sunset
Suo Gan
Sure on this Shining Night
Think of me
Time to Say Good-Bye
Torna a Surriento
Trio from West Side Story
Un bel di
Una furtiva lagrima
Una voce poco fa
Vesti la giubba

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Opera Bravissima to find out what their setup requirements are.

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