MEMBER EVENTS 2016/2017

FALL 2016


SEPTEMBER 13, 2016: 2016/2017 SEASON OPENING PARTY (PC+)



2016/2017 SEASON OPENING PARTY
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6–8 p.m. 

Location: Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the new season and mark 10 years since the opening of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. This event will include a recital by the newest members of the Ensemble Studio training program.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: original concept sketch of Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts by architect Jack Diamond

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016: NORMA WORKING REHEARSAL (FR+)

NORMA WORKING REHEARSAL

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 

Level: Friends, President’s Council, Golden Circle

The Working Rehearsal allows audiences to experience the opera through the eyes of the creative team Watch as the cast navigates the stage for the first time, hear the director’s notes, and see the opera come to life!

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 7 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: Bring your invite to the Four Seasons Centre Box Office to receive your ticket. To exchange your invite for another production, contact the Friends Office at 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016: NORMA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



NORMA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle
Price: Dinner admission is $65 per person. Chat and Working Rehearsal may be attended free of charge.

The Opera Insider Chat is an opportunity to dine with fellow opera lovers, and learn about the upcoming production from a member of the creative team.  Afterwards, step into the theatre and watch a working rehearsal of the production.

Doors Open: 5:15 p.m.
Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Chat: 6:40 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission. 

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: General Director Alexander Neef makes introductions at the Pyramus and Thisbe Working Rehearsal Dinner and Opera Insider Chat, 2015. Photo: Inna Yasinska

OCTOBER 5, 2016: ARIODANTE WORKING REHEARSAL (FR+)

ARIODANTE WORKING REHEARSAL
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: Friends, President’s Council, Golden Circle

The Working Rehearsal allows audiences to experience the opera through the eyes of the creative team. Watch as the cast navigates the stage for the first time, hear the director’s notes, and see the opera come to life!

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 7 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: Bring your invite to the Four Seasons Centre Box Office to receive your ticket. To exchange your invite for another production, contact the Friends Office at 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

OCTOBER 5, 2016: ARIODANTE OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)

 


ARIODANTE OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle
Price: Dinner admission is $65 per person. Chat and Working Rehearsal may be attended free of charge.

The Opera Insider Chat is an opportunity to dine with fellow opera lovers and learn about the upcoming production from a member of the creative team. Afterwards, step into the theatre and watch a working rehearsal of the production.

Doors Open: 5:15 p.m.
Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Chat: 6:40 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Place setting at the Siegfried Working Rehearsal Dinner and Opera Insider Chat, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

OCTOBER 6, 2016: NORMA OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

NORMA OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Raise a glass with the cast and crew of Norma following their opening night performance.

RSVP:
416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Patrons at the 2016/2017 Season Launch, 2016. Photo: Inna Yasinska

OCTOBER 16, 2016: ARIODANTE OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)



ARIODANTE OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 5 – 6 p.m.

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Raise a glass with the cast and crew of Ariodante following their opening night performance.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: The cast of the Marriage of Figaro at the Opening Night Toast, 2016. Photo: Inna Yasinska

NOVEMBER 3, 2016: CENTRE STAGE GALA

CENTRE STAGE GALA
November 3, 2016

The top young singers from across the country step onto our stage to vie for cash prizes, your Audience Choice Award, and a chance to join the Ensemble Studio training program. 

www.coccentrestage.ca

NOVEMBER 27, 2016: FAMILY EVENT (FRSP+)

  

FAMILY EVENT
Sunday, November 27, 2016, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E.

Level: Supporting Friends and up, President’s Council, Golden Circle
Price: Adults $15, Children $10

You and your family are invited to a special kid-friendly opera written by up-and-coming composer Matthew Aucoin. Performed by our Ensemble Studio artists, Second Nature tells the story of two inquisitive and courageous teens who decide to leave the safety of their artificial habitat and work to heal the planet. Join us one hour before the show for hands-on activities inspired by the opera. Following the performance, donors are invited to attend a reception with the cast and crew of Second Nature. Learn more at coc.ca!

Doors Open: 12:30 p.m.
Performance: 1:30 p.m.
Post-Performance Reception: 2:30 p.m.

Second Nature is suitable for ages seven and up.

RSVP: 416-642-5679 (RSVP Voicemail) or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Aaron Sheppard, Jennifer Szeto (at piano) and Erica Iris perform Operation Superpower at a public performance, 2015. Photo: Chris Hutcheson

DECEMBER 14, 2016: GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY EVENT (GC+)



GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY EVENT 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.

Level: Golden Circle

Get yourself into the holiday spirit with an evening of cocktails and carols. Members of the Ensemble Studio will lead the way but everyone is encouraged to sing along.

RSVP: 416-306-2316 or alexandraf@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Charles Sy and Iain MacNeil perform at the annual Golden Circle Holiday Event, 2015. Photo: Gaetz Photography



WINTER 2017


JANUARY 11, 2017: THE MAGIC FLUTE WORKING REHEARSAL (FR+)



THE MAGIC FLUTE WORKING REHEARSAL 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: Friends, President’s Council, Golden Circle

The Working Rehearsal allows audiences to experience the opera through the eyes of the creative team. Watch as the cast navigates the stage for the first time, hear the director’s notes, and see the opera come to life!

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 7 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: Bring your invite to the Four Seasons Centre Box Office to receive your ticket. To exchange your invite for another production, contact the Friends Office at 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

JANUARY 11, 2017: THE MAGIC FLUTE OPERA INSIDER CHAT & DINNER (PC+)




THE MAGIC FLUTE OPERA INSIDER CHAT & DINNER
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Price: Dinner admission is $65 per person. Chat and Working Rehearsal may be attended free of charge.

The Opera Insider Chat is an opportunity to dine with fellow opera lovers and learn about the upcoming production from the revival director Ashlie Corcoran. Afterwards, step into the theatre and watch a working rehearsal of the production. 

Doors Open: 5:15 p.m.
Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Chat: 6:40 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Patrons enjoy dinner and conversation at the Siegfried Working Rehearsal Dinner and Opera Insider Chat, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

JANUARY 12, 2017: 2017/2018 SEASON LAUNCH CELEBRATION

2017/2018 SEASON LAUNCH CELEBRATION
JANUARY 12, 2017 

A musical preview of the upcoming season, featuring personal insight from General Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Johannes Debus, as well as thrilling performances from some of opera’s biggest stars.

www.coc.ca/seasonlaunch

JANUARY 19, 2017: THE MAGIC FLUTE OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)





THE MAGIC FLUTE OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11 p.m. – 12 AM

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Raise a glass with the cast and crew of The Magic Flute following their opening night performance.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: General Director Alexander Neef welcomes artists and guests at the Maometto II Opening Night Toast, 2016. Photo: Joey Lopez

JANUARY 23, 2017: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG WORKING REHEARSAL (FR+)

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG WORKING REHEARSAL
Monday, January 23, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: Friends, President’s Council, Golden Circle

The Working Rehearsal allows audiences to experience the opera through the eyes of the creative team. Watch as the cast navigates the stage for the first time, hear the director’s notes, and see the opera come to life!

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 7 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: Bring your invite to the Four Seasons Centre Box Office to receive your ticket. To exchange your invite for another production, contact the Friends Office at 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

JANUARY 23, 2017: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)




GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Monday, January 23, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Price: Dinner admission is $65 per person. Chat and Working Rehearsal may be attended free of charge.

The Opera Insider Chat is an opportunity to dine with fellow opera lovers and learn about the upcoming production from musical director Johannes Debus and a member of the creative team. Afterwards, step into the theatre and watch a working rehearsal of the production.

Doors Open: 5:15 p.m.
Cocktails: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Chat: 6:40 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Joel Ivany discussing his vision at the Carmen Working Rehearsal Dinner and Opera Insider Chat, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

FEBRUARY 2, 2017: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)




GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11 p.m. – 12 A.M.

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Raise a glass with the cast and crew of Götterdämmerung following their opening night performance.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Patrons celebrate the Opening Night of La Traviata, 2015. Photo: Joey Lopez

FEBRUARY 23, 2017: ENSEMBLE STUDIO SHOWCASE & RECEPTION (PC+)

ENSEMBLE STUDIO SHOWCASE & RECEPTION 
Thursday February 23, 2017, 11 p.m. – 12 A.M.

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council and Golden Circle

Price: Tickets $35 - Buy here

Celebrate our Ensemble Studio artists following their mainstage showcase.

RSVP:
416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: The Ensemble Studio cast of The Marriage of Figaro at the post-performance reception, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography


spring 2017




APRIL 6, 2017: FINE WINE AUCTION

FINE WINE AUCTION
April 6, 2017

Enjoy a glass of wine, bid on exquisite vintages from private collections, and take in an intimate musical performance. 

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APRIL 11, 2017: LOUIS RIEL WORKING REHEARSAL (FR+)

LOUIS RIEL WORKING REHEARSAL 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:30 pm

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: Friends, President’s Council, Golden Circle

The Working Rehearsal allows audiences to experience the opera through the eyes of the creative team. Watch as the cast navigates the stage for the first time, hear the director’s notes, and see the opera come to life!

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 7 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: Bring your invite to the Four Seasons Centre Box Office to receive your ticket. To exchange your invite for another production, contact the Friends Office at 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

APRIL 11, 2017: LOUIS RIEL OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



LOUIS RIEL OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5 – 7:30 Pm

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle
Price: Dinner admission is $65 per person. Chat and Working Rehearsal may be attended free of charge.

The Opera Insider Chat is an opportunity to dine with fellow opera lovers, and learn about the upcoming production from a member of the creative team. Afterwards, step into the theatre and watch a working rehearsal of the production.

Doors Open: 4:45 p.m.
Cocktails: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Chat: 6:40 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Table settings inside the light-filled Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge prior to a Working Rehearsal Dinner and Opera Insider Chat, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

APRIL 18, 2017: ENCORE LEGACY EVENT (ENC)




ENCORE LEGACY EVENT
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:30 – 8 pm

Location: Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: Encore Legacy Supporters

The Encore Legacy Event is a unique opportunity to hear from the company’s artists and executive leadership in an intimate setting; exclusively for our Encore Legacy supporters.

RSVP: Alexandra Folkes, 416-306-2316 or alexandraf@coc.ca


Photo credit: Soprano Simone Osborne performs at the Encore Legacy Event, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

APRIL 20, 2017: LOUIS RIEL OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)




LOUIS RIEL OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 PM

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council and Golden Circle
Raise a glass with the cast and crew of Louis Riel following their opening night performance.

RSVP:
416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo credit: Patrons enjoy drinks and conversation at The Marriage of Figaro Opening Night Toast, 2016. Photo: Inna Yasinska.

APRIL 22, 2017: TOSCA WORKING REHEARSAL (FR+)

TOSCA WORKING REHEARSAL
saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 pm

Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: Friends, President’s Council, Golden Circle

The Working Rehearsal allows audiences to experience the opera through the eyes of the creative team. Watch as the cast navigates the stage for the first time, hear the director’s notes, and see the opera come to life!

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 7 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: Bring your invite to the Four Seasons Centre Box Office to receive your ticket. To exchange your invite for another production, contact the Friends Office at 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

APRIL 22, 2017: TOSCA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



TOSCA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT 
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 5 – 7:30 pm

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle
Price: Dinner admission is $65 per person. Chat and Working Rehearsal may be attended free of charge.

The Opera Insider Chat is an opportunity to dine with fellow opera lovers, and learn about the upcoming production from a member of the creative team. Afterwards, step into the theatre and watch a working rehearsal of the production.

Doors Open: 4:45 p.m.
Cocktails: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Chat: 6:40 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Patrons share a laugh at the Siegfried Working Rehearsal Dinner and Opera Insider Chat, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

APRIL 30, 2017: TOSCA OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)




TOSCA OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5 – 6 pm

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle
Raise a glass with the cast and crew of Tosca following their opening night performance.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo credit: Cast members and guests celebrate the opening night performance of The Marriage of Figaro, 2016. Photo: Inna Yasinska

MAY 10, 2017: BEHIND-THE-SCENES EVENT (FRC+)




BEHIND-THE-SCENES EVENT 
Thursday, May 10, 2017, 6 – 8 pm

Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

Level: Contributing Friend and up, President’s Council, Golden Circle

Each year our generous donors are treated to a different Behind-the-Scenes experience. Practice singing techniques with the world’s foremost artists, learn how a wig is made, stroll through the COC’s expansive costume shop, and more!

RSVP: 416-642-5679 (RSVP Voicemail) or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo credit: Cast members and guests celebrate the opening night performance of The Marriage of Figaro, 2016. Photo: Inna Yasinska

MAY 25, 2017: OPERANATION

OPERANATION
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Experience North America’s biggest opera party—drinks, food, live music, contemporary art, dancing, and opera come together for an unforgettable night. 

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MAY 31, 2017: SEASON CLOSING PARTY (PCP+)



SEASON CLOSING PARTY
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6 – 8 pm

Location: Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E.

Level: President’s Council Patrons and Trustees, Golden Circle

Celebrate the success of the past season in the COC’s beautiful outdoor space and enjoy a performance by members of the Ensemble Studio.

RSVP: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


Photo credit: Patrons celebrate the end of the season surrounded by the picturesque atmosphere of the Max Tanenbaum Courtyard Gardens, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

JUNE 15, 2017: GOLDEN CIRCLE SUMMER PARTY (GC+)

GOLDEN CIRCLE SUMMER PARTY
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

Please contact Alexandra Folkes at 416-306-2316 or alexandraf@coc.ca for details.


All event details correct at publication and are subject to change.

 

 

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