Ambur Braid has her make-up and hair styled in her home by Aniya Nandy for Plutino Group (photo: Ryan Emberley)

Ambur Braid has her make-up and hair styled in her home by Aniya Nandy for Plutino Group (photo: Ryan Emberley)

We rated last year’s Operanation 9: “Sweet Revenge” as one of last year’s top events of 2012, so you should be marking the 10th iteration of Operanation as a must-attend. It’s a major fundraising event of grandiose celebrations for Toronto’s performing arts that brings over a thousand guests to fill three floors of the Four Season’s Centre for the Performing Arts, raising funds for the COC’s Ensemble Studio, the training program for aspiring young opera professionals.

This year the Operanation theme is inspired by the upcoming COC 2013/2014 production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte. It also incorporates the animal of 2013, the snake, into the photo shoot with the Canadian Opera Company’s soprano, Ambur Braid.  She is a recent alumni of the Ensemble Studio program.

This will be a sold out affair so be sure to stay tuned and mark your calendars for Operanation 10 on October 24, 2013.

Ambur Braid sports a Medusa hairstyle as the boa snake gets tangled in her hair (photo: Ryan Emberley)

Ambur Braid sports a Medusa hairstyle as the boa snake gets tangled in her hair (photo: Ryan Emberley)

Test shots by JJ Thompson of Ambur Braid in the Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (photo: Ryan Emberley)

Test shots by JJ Thompson of Ambur Braid in the Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (photo: Ryan Emberley)

Ambur Braid and her python co-star in the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts (photo: Ryan Emberley)

Ambur Braid and her python co-star in the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts (photo: Ryan Emberley)

Below are a few of our photos from last year’s Operanation 9: Sweet Revenge.

Ambur Braid collaborating with The Arkells

Ambur Braid rocking out with The Arkells

Members of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio at Operanation 9

Members of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio at Operanation 9

Enjoying Sweet Revenge macarons

Enjoying Sweet Revenge macarons

Nelly Furtado performing at Operanation 9: Sweet Revenge for the Canadian Opera Company

Nelly Furtado performing at Operanation 9: Sweet Revenge for the Canadian Opera Company

ABOUT THE CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The COC enjoys a loyal audience support-base and one of the highest attendance and subscription rates in North America. Under its leadership team of General Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC is increasingly capturing the opera world’s attention. The COC maintains its international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation by creating new productions within its diverse repertoire, collaborating with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracting the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists. The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world. Designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects, the Four Seasons Centre opened in 2006, and is also the performance venue for The National Ballet of Canada. For more information on the Canadian Opera Company, please visit its award-winning website, coc.ca.

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