Any story about a Roman emperor turning his star-counting lover into a god deserves a next level party.
So the Canadian Opera Company is charting a constellation of fashion, art, and opera for Operanation 2018, a mega-bash inspired by the upcoming world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian.
Now in its 14th year, Operanation will transform the opera house into an ancient Roman celebration, with pitchers of wine (there’ll be cocktails at the open bar), flowing lute music (Toronto’s coolest DJs), and the bountiful riches of the harvest (midnight snacks deluxe).
So don’t rest on those laurels: shake your stardust, love like Cupid, and party like Bacchus on May 17!
Before the doors open at 9 p.m., VIP guests attend a private cocktail reception, followed by an exquisite meal and a private performance by members of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Program. This intimate experience will unfold in the Henry N.R. Jackman Lounge, the spectacular two-storey space in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, looking onto Queen Street West. Afterwards, guests will have full access to the festivities of Operanation.
VIP cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
VIP TABLE - $5,000
You and 9 of your guests will enjoy our VIP cocktail and dinner experience with a private performance, then enjoy all the festivities of the main party.
VIP TICKET - $500
To purchase VIP tickets, please contact Brianna Chase at 416-306-2309 or BriannaC@coc.ca
A limited number of Early Bird tickets go on sale February 1 for $125!
These tickets sell out fast, so get them before they’re gone!
PARTY TICKET: $150
PARTY PACKAGE: $1,500
12 Party tickets for the price of 10
Tickets include open bar, delectable eats, a musical performance and much more!
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 | 9 p.m.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W.
Tickets can be purchase online or by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231.
For more information about VIP Tickets
19+ ID required.
Operanation is now in its 14th year! An event for all arts enthusiasts and the opera-curious, Operanation is equal parts party and performance as it combines diverse art forms and musical styles in a way that is both innovative and accessible. The party has earned accolades from arts and culture outlets and has become a must-attend event in the city’s cultural calendar.
At the main event, guests enjoy live performances featuring the COC’s Ensemble Studio performing in collaboration with a contemporary popular musical artist. Past performers have included Kiesza, Dragonette, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts Band, Arkells, Yelle, and Broken Social Scene.
Operanation is a community-oriented initiative, with 100% of proceeds going towards the COC’s Ensemble Studio, the nation’s premier training program for young Canadian opera artists. Ensemble Studio artists enrich our cities, neighbourhoods, and towns by performing at schools, community centres, and other public spaces in the course of their training, making Operanation a truly effective way of generating positive artistic experiences with significant social and cultural benefits.