Member Events




In recognition of our members' vital support of our programming, we offer a suite of events to enhance their COC experience and bring them closer to this complex, thrilling art form. 

Interested in these events? Become a member.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES

SPOTLIGHT SERIES


Location: Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge (private reception) and Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre (presentation) 
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W.

In collaboration with our Opera Insights program, this series offers members deep dives into opera history and intimate conversations with industry experts. Every event includes a private members-only reception where you can unwind with your fellow opera lovers.

Open to members at the Supporting Friend level and above.

2019/2020 Spotlight Series events

Crossing Borders: The Origins and Evolutions of Puccini's Turandot
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6 P.M.

Music and Mental Health
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6 P.M.

An Evening with Ian Cusson
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6 P.M.

Women in Opera: Behind the Scenes
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6 P.M.

To RSVP:
President's Council and Golden Circle members, please contact 416-363-5801 or [email protected] for your tickets and reserved seating.

Friend's members, please contact 416-847-4949 or [email protected].


Photo Credit: Ensemble Studio member and pianist Stéphane Mayer mediates an artist round table discussion as a part of the Spotlight Series, featuring (l-r) assistant technical director Autumn Coppaway, stage manager Stephanie Marrs, COC Music Director Johannes Debus, sopranos Jane Archibald and Claire de Sevigné, and tenor Owen McCausland, 2018. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

WORKING REHEARSALS

WORKING REHEARSALS


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

New this season! Working Rehearsals begin at 7 P.M.

Witness the creative work involved in preparing a world-class opera for the mainstage and hear from featured guest speakers.

Open to members at the Best Friend level and above.

2019/2020 Working Rehearsals

Dvořák's Rusalka - Saturday, October 5, 2019
Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel - Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Verdi's Aida - Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Doors Open: 6 P.M.
Chat: 6:15 P.M.
Working Rehearsal: 7:00 P.M.

Rehearsal is approximately three hours, including one intermission.

To RSVP, please contact 416-847-4949 or [email protected]

SEASON OPENING PARTY

SEASON OPENING PARTY


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

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the new season! This event includes a recital by the newest members of the Ensemble Studio training program.

Open to President's Council, Golden Circle, and Opera Club members.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6 - 8 P.M.

To RSVP, please contact 416-363-5801 or [email protected]


Photo Credit: Season Opening Party, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

OPERA INSIDER DINNERS & CHATS

OPERA INSIDER DINNERS & CHATS 


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

New this season! Working Rehearsals begin at 7 P.M.

Enjoy a cocktail reception and plated dinner followed by an insightful, artist-driven conversation with the production's creators. The evening concludes with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the rehearsal process.

Open to President’s Council and Golden Circle members.

2019/2020 Opera Insider Dinners & Chats

Puccini's Turandot
- Saturday, September 21, 2019
Dvořák's Rusalka - Saturday, October 5, 2019
Rossini's The Barber of Seville - Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel - Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Verdi's Aida - Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Wagner's The Flying Dutchman - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cocktails: 5 P.M.
Dinner: 5:30 P.M.
Opera Insider Chat: 6:10 P.M.
Working Rehearsal: 7 P.M.

To RSVP, please contact 416-363-5801 or [email protected]

Dinner admission is $65 per person. The chat and working rehearsal portions of the evening may be attended free of charge.


Photo Credit: A table setting for the Working Rehearsal Dinner for Così fan tutte, 2019. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

OPENING NIGHT TOASTS



OPENING NIGHT TOASTS

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

Join us for celebratory toasts and light refreshments after each production’s opening performance. These events are a wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.

Open to President's Council and Golden Circle members.

2019/2020 Opening Night Toasts

Puccini's 
Turandot - Saturday, September 28, 2019
Dvořák's Rusalka - Saturday, October 12, 2019
Rossini's The Barber of Seville - Sunday, January 19, 2020
Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel - Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Verdi's Aida - Saturday, April 18, 2020
Wagner's The Flying Dutchman - Friday, May 1, 2020

To
RSVP, please contact 416-363-5801 or [email protected] 


Photo Credit: Patrons enjoy the Opening Night Toast of Hadrian in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 2018. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY PARTY

GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY PARTY 


Location: TBD

Golden Circle members are invited to enjoy cocktails, carols, and a holiday-inspired performance by Ensemble Studio members.

Open to Golden Circle members.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6 - 8 P.M.

To RSVP, please contact 416-363-5801 or [email protected]


Photo Credit: Ensemble Studio members Samuel Chan, Simona Genga, and Jamie Groote perform at the GC Holiday Party, 2018. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

SEASON CLOSING PARTY

SEASON CLOSING PARTY


Location: TBD

Toast to the 2019/2020 season with your fellow opera lovers. This event features a performance by members of the COC Ensemble Studio.

Open to President’s Council Patrons, Trustees, and Golden Circle members.

Spring 2020

To RSVP, please contact 416-363-5801 or [email protected]


Photo Credit: Guests enjoy a performance by Ensemble Studio members Lauren Eberwein and Stéphane Mayer at the Season Closing Party, 2019. Photo: Gaetz Photography.




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

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