Benefit + Awareness Month

Music & Videos

Enjoy classical music wherever you are! Check out the studio singles and Opera Treats videos from Opera Mariposa’s past Benefit + Awareness Months – and save the date for THREE premieres this May! Also be sure to subscribe to Opera Mariposa’s YouTube channel, to catch new releases whenever they drop.

Access: Free, paid and by-donation options. Videos include captioning. Music is accompanied by lyrics and translations.


100% of proceeds from studio singles support the ME | FM Society of BC.

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Mini Concerts & Music Videos

Video thumbnail with a red play button, featuring a red-tinted image of Lia Pas's embroidery 'sensorium', which depicts a spinal column surrounded by undulating red and blue lines. Text reads, The Hum (Mariposa Mix). Lia Pas

The Hum (Mariposa mix)

Premiere May 9
12:30 pm Pacific / 3:30 pm Eastern

Enjoy an exclusive mix of a music track by Lia Pas – marking the first piece of music she has completed since she developed ME after a virus in 2015.

Video thumbnail with a red play button, featuring a lavender background covered in music notes and a cutout of baritone Riley McMitchell. Riley is a white man with reddish-brown hair and beard, wearing a dark blue sweater. Next to an icon of a broken heart, text reads, Questo amor. Mariposa's Opera Treats.

A new Opera Treat

Premiere May 12
12:30 pm Pacific / 3:30 pm Eastern

Join baritone Riley McMitchell and pianist Eric Hominick for a beautiful opera aria, premiering in honour of May 12th International ME & FM Awareness Day!

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Piano Improvisation

Premiere May 31
12:30 pm Pacific / 3:30 pm Eastern

Join composer, pianist and multi-disciplinary artist Lia Pas for a beautiful piano improvisation to honour the close of 2024 Benefit + Awareness Month.

YouTube video thumbnail with a red play button hovering over a background of aqua music notes and a cutout image of soprano Lindsay Gillis performing in a red dress. Italicized text reads, Je suis encore, next to a small icon of an antique carriage. In the corner is a stylized logo featuring a cloud and a music note, saying, Mariposa's opera treats.

Je suis encore tout étourdie

Join soprano Lindsay Gillis and pianist Michael Onwood for a beautiful French opera aria, originally premiered for 2023 ME & FM International Awareness Day.

Video thumbnail of an artistically lit Chinese Canadian woman holding a rose, with the cursive text Chi il bel sogno di Doretta

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta

Enjoy a music video directed by and starring soprano Jacqueline Ko, featuring pianist Maria Hwa Yeong Jung! Originally premiered for our 2022 Benefit + Awareness Month.

A YouTube thumbnail depicts a red play button, hovering over an image of performer Lyndon Ladeur on a purple background with music notes, the song title Dies Bildnis, and the logo Mariposa's Opera Treats with a stylized cloud and music note.

Dies Bildnis

Multi-award-winning tenor Lyndon Ladeur joins pianist Nina Horvath to perform a beloved aria from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Recorded at our 2018 Benefit + Awareness Show.

Studio singles

Stream or download exclusive tracks in support of the ME | FM Society of BC

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Our co-founders talk chronic illness

Join Opera Mariposa’s Robin Hahn and Jacqueline Ko in conversation as Jacqueline discusses her journey as an opera singer living with ME/CFS. First released for our 2021 Benefit + Awareness Month.

Content warning: Discussion of symptoms, ableism, disability grief

Enjoy more Benefit + Awareness programming

Discover our other digital offerings for May Awareness Month