Member Events




FALL 2018

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018: 2018/2019 SEASON OPENING PARTY (PC+)

2018/2019 SEASON OPENING PARTY
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 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 22, 2018: EUGENE ONEGIN OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)

EUGENE ONEGIN OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, September 22, 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 the production's creators. 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 three 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.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018: EUGENE ONEGIN OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)



EUGENE ONEGIN
OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Sunday, September 30, 2018, Post-Performance 

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 Eugene Onegin. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.

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


Photo Credit: Cast and crew of Rigoletto celebrate their opening performance, 2018. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

OCTOBER 6, 2018: HADRIAN WORKING REHEARSAL (FRB+)

HADRIAN WORKING REHEARSAL
Saturday, October 6, 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 three 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

 

OCTOBER 6, 2018: HADRIAN OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



HADRIAN
 OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, October 6, 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 the production's creators. 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 three 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.

OCTOBER 13, 2018: HADRIAN OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

HADRIAN OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Saturday, October 13, 2018, Post-Performance 

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 and world premier of Hadrian. A wonderful opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast and creative team.


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


Photo Credit: Guests enjoy The Nightingale and Other Short Fables Opening Night Toast, 2018. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

OCTOBER 16, 2018: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - WAGES OF LOVE (FRP+)

SPOTLIGHT SERIES – WAGES OF LOVE
Tuesday, October 16, 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. Featuring artists and special guests, this panel discussion focuses on the myriad ways that the fundamental experience of love is represented in opera.

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

Lecture: 6 - 8 p.m.

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


Photo Credit: Spotlight Series - Artist Roundtable. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

NOVEMBER 1, 2018: CENTRE STAGE GALA

CENTRE STAGE GALA
November 1, 2018

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. 

Click here for more information.


Photo Credit: Ensemble Studio Competition First Prize and Audience Choice Award winner mezzo-soprano Simona Genga with finalists of the Ensemble Studio Competition and COC Music Director Johannes Debus (third from left), Centre Stage 2017. Photo: Michael Cooper.

NOVEMBER 14, 2018: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - PROPS WORKSHOP (FRP+)

SPOTLIGHT SERIES – PROPS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12 – 2 p.m.

The Spotlight Series is designed to enrich the experience of opera through artist-driven conversations, one-of-a-kind performances and more. Discover the fascinating stories behind the objects — giant lepidopterist's butterfly pins in Così fan tutte, Elektra's fateful axe, and more — that singing actors use on stage to bring opera storytelling to life.

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

Workshop: 12 - 2 p.m. 

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


Photo credit: A scene from Così fan tutte (COC, 2014). Photo: Michael Cooper.

DECEMBER 6, 2018: GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY PARTY (GC)



GOLDEN CIRCLE HOLIDAY PARTY
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 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: 416-363-5801 or presidentscouncil@coc.ca


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

WINTER 2019

JANUARY 15, 2019: ELEKTRA WORKING REHEARSAL (FRB+)

ELEKTRA WORKING REHEARSAL 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 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 three 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 15, 2019: ELEKTRA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)

ELEKTRA OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, January 15, 2019, 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 production's creators. 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 three hours, including one intermission.

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


Photo Credit: COC General Director Alexander Neef and Tim Albery speaking at the Götterdämmerung Opera Insider Chat, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

JANUARY 26, 2019: ELEKTRA OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

ELEKTRA OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Saturday, January 26, 2019, Post-Performance

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 Elektra. 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 29, 2019: COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPERA INSIDER CHAT & DINNER (PC+)

COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPERA INSIDER CHAT & DINNER
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 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 production's creators. 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 three 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 5, 2019: COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

COSÌ FAN TUTTE OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Post-Performance

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 Così fan tutte. 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 congratulating the cast and crew of Arabella, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

FEBRUARY 12, 2019: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - MOVEMENT AND DICTION (FRP+)

SPOTLIGHT SERIES – MOVEMENT AND DICTION
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12 – 2 p.m.

The Spotlight Series is designed to enrich the experience of opera through artist-driven conversations, one-of-a-kind performances and more. Go behind the scenes to glimpse how Ensemble Studio artists train with our professional consultants and coaches to keep their whole body tuned to the unique demands of this art form.

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

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


Photo Credit: Members of the 2015 Ensemble Studio. Photo: COC.

MARCH 12, 2019: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - ENSEMBLE STUDIO ON DEMAND (FRP+)

SPOTLIGHT SERIES – ENSEMBLE STUDIO ON DEMAND
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 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. You call the shots at this special performance, designed to simulate an artist's audition — choose from a list of selected arias as artists display their range of vocal talent to book a gig.

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

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


Photo Credit: Current and former Ensemble Studio artists (l-r) Stéphane Mayer, Bruno Roy and Lauren Eberwein perform at the Spotlight Series - By Request, 2017. Photo: Gaetz Photography.

SPRING 2019

APRIL 6, 2019: LA BOHÈME WORKING REHEARSAL (FRB+)

LA BOHÈME WORKING REHEARSAL 
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 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 three 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 6, 2019: LA BOHÈME OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



LA BOHÈME OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 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 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 three 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 17, 2019: LA BOHÈME OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)

LA BOHÈME OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Post-Performance

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 La Bohème. 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 18, 2019: OTELLO OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT (PC+)



OTELLO OPERA INSIDER DINNER & CHAT 
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 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 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 three 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 27, 2019: OTELLO OPENING NIGHT TOAST (PC+)



OTELLO OPENING NIGHT TOAST
Saturday, April 27, 2019, Post-Performance

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 Otello. 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 16, 2019: OPERANATION

OPERANATION
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Experience North America’s biggest opera party — drinks, food, live music, contemporary art, dancing, and opera come together for an unforgettable night. 

Click here for more information.


Photo Credit: Operanation: Into The Stars, 2018. Photo: Gaetz Photography.




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