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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Performances by Brave Shores

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Musical Guest
Brave Shores and a special collaboration with the COC’s Ensemble Studio artists

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!

2018 Opernation Raffle Winners
Daniel Bain
Neil Crawford
Graham Smith


VIP Dinner is currently at capacity, but we are accepting names for a waitlist. To add your name, please contact Brianna Chase at 416-306-2309 or

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.


To purchase VIP tickets, please contact Brianna Chase at 416-306-2309 or


EARLY BIRD: Sold out!




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.


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19+ ID required.

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Wondering what to wear? Channeling your inner god or goddess is encouraged – for more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page.



Kristen Burke
Michael Greaves
Renata Kaveh


Liz Allemang
Andrea Anders
Diego Armand
Christina Arseneau
Randi Bergman
Blaire Borins
Amy Burstyn-Fritz
Daniela Carcasole
Dylan Chochla
Caroline Descours
Brooke Elliott
Ryan Emberley
Frank Griggs
Dwayne Kennedy
Megan Leahy

Tori Ludwig
Anne Maggisano
Kate Mostowyk
Odessa Paloma Parker
Grier Schmidt
Roya Shaji
Mira Singh
April Wozny


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.






Sponsorship Opportunities:
Erin Koth at 416-306-2305 or

General Inquiries and VIP tickets:
Brianna Chase at 416-306-2309 or

Phone: 416-363-8231

Toll Free: 1-800-250-4653

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