Thursday, May 16, 2019

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On May 16 the COC will turn the page,
Of fairytale stories for next year’s opera stage.

Inside this glass palace of music and light,
Solve a riddle, grab a libation and dance through the night.

Experience mystery, adventure, and places afar,
Secret gardens, a candy house and voices of opera stars.

Wear your whimsical best and prepare to set sail,
And join us in the spring for Operanation: Tall Tales.


Celebrate Operanation’s 15th year with a night of revelry at the opera house.

An evening filled with merriment and laughter, it holds the key to your happily ever after…

Musical Guest
Joseph of Mercury and a special collaboration with the COC’s Ensemble Studio artists

Danika Loren, soprano and COC Ensemble Studio Graduate

Chippy Nonstop & Karim Olen Ash


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. 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 Operanation festivities.

VIP Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m.
followed by Dinner at 7 p.m.



These tickets sell out fast, so get them before they’re gone!

Early bird tickets are now SOLD OUT!





12 Party tickets for the price of 10


Tickets include open bar, delectable eats, a musical performance and much more!


THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019 | 9 p.m.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W.


Tickets can be purchased online or by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231.


Click here for more information about VIP Tickets


19+ ID required.

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Michael Greaves
Odessa Paloma Parker


Caitlin Agnew
Andrea Anders
Diego Armand
Blaire Borins
Daniela Carcasole
Andrew Coimbra
Brooke Elliott
Ryan Emberley
Frank Griggs
Alex Hourigan
Megan Leahy
Tori Ludwig
Anne Maggisano
Kate Mostowyk
Amy Patel
Jessica Rosen
Holly Thompson
April Wozny


Operanation is now in its 15th 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 Brave Shores, 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.

Over 90% of Ensemble Studio graduates are enjoying successful careers in their chosen opera/theatre specialty.

Learn more about the COC’s Ensemble Studio here.


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