Member Events




FALL 2017

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017: 2017/2018 SEASON OPENING PARTY (PC+)


2017/2018 SEASON OPENING PARTY
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 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, Opera Club

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the new season. 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: Season Opening Party, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017: ARABELLA WORKING REHEARSAL (FRB+)

ARABELLA WORKING REHEARSAL
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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

Level: Best Friend and up

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

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 6:45 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: To find out more or exchange your current working rehearsal tickets to this production call 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017: ARABELLA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



ARABELLA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5 – 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.

Enjoy a cocktail reception and plated dinner followed by an insightful, artist-driven conversation with Arabella director Tim Albery. The evening concludes with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the rehearsal process.

Doors Open & Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5:45 p.m.
Opera Insider 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

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 5 – 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.

Enjoy a cocktail reception and plated dinner followed by an insightful, artist-driven conversation with The Elixir of Love director James Robinson. The evening concludes with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the rehearsal process.

Doors Open & Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5:45 p.m.
Opera Insider 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 setting at the Norma Working Rehearsal Dinner and Opera Insider Chat, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

OCTOBER 5, 2017: ARABELLA OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

ARABELLA OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 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

Join us for a celebratory toast and light refreshments immediately after the opening performance of Arabella. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.

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


Photo Credit: Patrons celebrate the opening night of Ariodante, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

OCTOBER 11, 2017: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10 p.m. – 11 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

Join us for a celebratory toast and light refreshments immediately after the opening performance of The Elixir of Love. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.

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


Photo Credit: Patrons celebrate the opening night of Götterdämmerung, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography

NOVEMBER 1, 2017: CENTRE STAGE GALA

CENTRE STAGE GALA
November 1, 2017

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. 

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Photo Credit: COC Music Director Johannes Debus applauds mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh accepts her Ensemble Studio Competition First Prize award at Centre Stage 2016. Photo: Michael Cooper

NOVEMBER 15, 2017: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - BY REQUEST (FRP+)

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: BY REQUEST
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Spotlight Series is designed to enrich the experience of opera through artist-driven conversations, one-of-a-kind performances and more. At this special one-time only concert, the Ensemble Studio artists perform music requested by you!

Location: Imperial Oil Opera Theatre, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E.

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

Doors Open: 11:30 a.m.
Performance: 12 p.m.

RSVP:
 
President's Council / Golden Circle members: 416-363-5801 (RSVP Voicemail) or presidentscouncil@coc.ca
Friends members: 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Artists of the COC Ensemble Studio for 2017/2018 (l-r) pianist/intern coach Rachael Kerr, soprano Danika Lorèn, pianist/intern coach Stéphane Mayer, mezzo-soprano Megan Quick, baritone Samuel Chan, soprano Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh, soprano Samantha Pickett, baritone Bruno Roy.

DECEMBER 4, 2017: GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY PARTY (GC)



GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY PARTY
Monday, December 4, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m.

Level: Golden Circle

Golden Circle members are invited to enjoy Cocktails & Carols at the annual Holiday Party. Featuring a holiday-inspired performance by the members of the COC Ensemble Studio training program.

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

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


Photo Credit: Patrons celebrate the holiday season at the annual Golden Circle Holiday Party, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

WINTER 2018

JANUARY 13, 2018: RIGOLETTO WORKING REHEARSAL (FRB+)

RIGOLETTO WORKING REHEARSAL 
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

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

Level: Best Friend and up

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

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 6:45 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: To find out more or exchange your current working rehearsal tickets to this production, call 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

JANUARY 13, 2018: RIGOLETTO OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)

RIGOLETTO OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 5 – 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.

Enjoy a cocktail reception and plated dinner followed by an insightful, artist-driven conversation with Rigoletto director Christopher Alden. The evening concludes with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the rehearsal process. 

Doors Open & Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5:45 p.m.
Opera Insider 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: COC General Director and Tim Albery speaking at the Götterdämmerung Opera Insider Chat, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography

JANUARY 20, 2018: RIGOLETTO OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

RIGOLETTO OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10 - 11 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

Join us for a celebratory toast and light refreshments immediately after the opening performance of Rigoletto. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.

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


Photo Credit: Patrons fill the Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge to celebrate the Opening Night of Louis Riel, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography

JANUARY 30, 2018: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO OPERA INSIDER CHAT & DINNER (PC+)

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO OPERA INSIDER CHAT & DINNER
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5 – 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.

Enjoy a cocktail reception and plated dinner followed by an insightful, artist-driven conversation with Music Director and Conductor Johannes Debus. The evening concludes with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the rehearsal process.

Doors Open & Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5:45 p.m.
Opera Insider 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 7, 2018: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 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

Join us for a celebratory toast and light refreshments immediately after the opening performance of The Abduction from the Seraglio. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.

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


Photo Credit: COC General Director Alexander Neef congratulates Ensemble Studio Graduate Charles Sy for his performance in Norma, 2016. Photo: Gaetz Photography

FEBRUARY 20, 2018: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - ARTIST ROUNDTABLE ON THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO (FRP+)

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: ARTIST ROUNDTABLE ON THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

The Spotlight Series is designed to enrich the experience of opera through artist-driven conversations, one-of-a-kind performances and more. At this panel style roundtable, members of the cast and creative team will share insightful stories on how the opera was brought to life. 

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

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

Cocktails: 6 p.m.
Artist Roundtable Discussion: 6:45 p.m.

RSVP: 
President's Council / Golden Circle members: 416-363-5801 (RSVP Voicemail) or presidentscouncil@coc.ca
Friends members: 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Patrons enjoy educational programming in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

SPRING 2018

APRIL 4, 2018: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - TUDOR STYLE: THE WIGS, MAKEUP, AND COSTUMES OF ANNA BOLENA (FRP+)

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: TUDOR STYLE - THE WIGS, MAKEUP, AND COSTUMES OF ANNA BOLENA
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6 p.m.

The Spotlight Series is designed to enrich the experience of opera through artist-driven conversations, one-of-a-kind performances and more. At this tutorial the Wigs, Makeup and Costume departments will show you how opera singers are transformed into characters. 

Location: Jackman Studio, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E.

Level: Supporting Friend and up, President's Council, Golden Circle

Cocktails: 6 p.m.
Presentation: 6:45 p.m.

RSVP: 
President's Council / Golden Circle members: 416-363-5801 (RSVP Voicemail) or presidentscouncil@coc.ca
Friends members: 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca


Photo Credit: Wig and costume display, 2015. Photo: Enchanting Photo

APRIL 7, 2018: THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES WORKING REHEARSAL (FRB+)

THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES WORKING REHEARSAL 
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

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

Level: Best Friend and up

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

Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Chat: 6:45 p.m.
Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

RSVP: To find out more or exchange your current working rehearsal tickets to this production, call 416-847-4949 or friends@coc.ca

APRIL 7, 2018: THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 5 – 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.

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

Doors Open & Cocktails: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5:45 p.m.
Opera Insider 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 12, 2018: FINE WINE AUCTION

FINE WINE AUCTION
Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

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Photo Credit: A patron looks over the wine selection at the 2016 Fine Wine Auction. Photo: Gaetz Photography

APRIL 13, 2018: THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:30 - 10:30 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

Join us for a celebratory toast and light refreshments immediately after the opening performance of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.

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


Photo credit: General Director Alexander Neef congratulates the artists of Tosca on a successful Opening Night, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

APRIL 21, 2018: ANNA BOLENA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



ANNA BOLENA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT 
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2 – 4:30 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.

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. 

Doors Open & Cocktails: 2 p.m.
Lunch: 2:45 p.m.
Opera Insider Chat: 3:40 p.m.
Rehearsal: 4:30 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 28, 2018: ANNA BOLENA OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)



ANNA BOLENA OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8 - 9 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

Join us for a celebratory toast and light refreshments immediately after the opening performance of Anna Bolena. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.  

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 17, 2018: OPERANATION

OPERANATION
Thursday, May 17, 2018

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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Photo Credit: Partygoers at Operanation 12: Queen of the Night. Photo: Ryan Emberley, 2016.

MAY 25, 2018: AN EVENING WITH THE ENSEMBLE CONCERT & RECEPTION (PC+)

AN EVENING WITH THE ENSEMBLE STUDIO CONCERT & RECEPTION
Friday, May 25, 2018

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

Level: President’s Council, Golden Circle

Witness the exciting development of Canada's next generation of opera stars in this special evening of operatic scenes and highlights. The COC's Ensemble Studio members take to the mainstage, accompanied by the COC Orchestra led by Johannes Debus. Following the performance, celebrate with the artists at a post-performance reception.

Performance: 7:30 p.m.
Post-performance reception: 9:30 p.m.

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


Photo Credit: Soprano Danika Lorèn and tenor Charles Sy perform in the Canadian Opera Company's An Evening with the Ensemble Studio on February 23, 2017, accompanied by the COC Orchestra conducted by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, 2017. Photo: Browen Sharp

MAY 30, 2018: SEASON CLOSING PARTY (PCP+)



SEASON CLOSING PARTY
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate the success of the past season and enjoy a performance by members of the Ensemble Studio. 

Location: TBC

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

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




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