Benefit + Awareness
A new music video
Join Opera Mariposa for Chi il bel sogno di Doretta, directed by and starring soprano Jacqueline Ko and featuring pianist Maria Hwa Yeong Jung! Don’t miss this all-new music video in honour of Opera Mariposa’s 10th annual Benefit + Awareness event.
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Raising voices in support of charity
MUSIC • VIDEOS • ART • PRIZES • MERCH
Join us for our next event May 1-June 1, 2023!
Ever since Opera Mariposa’s inception, we’ve held an annual Benefit + Awareness event in May to raise funds and awareness for chronic neuro-immune diseases. So far we’ve raised over $116,000 for this cause – and brought you concerts and revue shows, studio singles, music videos, prize giveaways, online artist showcases and more!
This year, we’re once again bringing you an all-online charity extravaganza with 100% of the proceeds benefit the ME | FM Society of BC. Stay tuned for more details, coming soon (or sign up for the Mariposa newsletter). In the meantime, check out some of the music, videos and merch from past events – as well as media coverage from The Peak, BC Disability, Broadway World and Stir Vancouver, and a special Mariposa radio episode in honour of last year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day!
Download a PDF about the charitable cause here.
In support of the
ME|FM Society of BC
Opera Mariposa has partnered with Toronto artist and ME advocate Christina Baltais (Words as Medicine) to showcase her gorgeous artwork, inspired by her lived experiences with chronic illness. Check it out!
Mariposa has merch! Launched in May 2022, our online store supports the chronic illness community through our Benefit + Awareness collection (or check out the Mariposa signature collection to support us).
Enjoy some of our Benefit + Awareness offerings? Support the cause anytime with a donation! Your gift goes directly towards the charitable cause, helping people living with complex chronic illnesses in our community.
Opera & Chronic Illness: Let’s Chat ME/CFS
For our 2021 Benefit + Awareness event, our co-founders Jacqueline Ko and Robin Hahn sat down to talk opera and chronic illness. In this interview video, Jacqueline opened up about what it’s like being a singer with ME/CFS, and her journey as an artist living with a chronic neuro-immune disease. Check out the video Opera & Chronic Illness: Let’s chat ME/CFS.
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