operanation 10

UPDATE: Operanation Party tickets are already 85% sold! VIP and Early Bird tickets are sold out. Get yours now!

Montreal’s own Sam Roberts Band has been announced as the headliners to perform at Operanation 10. They’re a multi-platinum, six-time Juno award winning rock band that will definitely put on a great show. They will be performing a unique mashup collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio.

In it’s 10th anniversary, Operanation is the COC’s highly-anticipated annual fundraising gala at the magnificent Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on the evening of October 24, 2013.

“Operanation began 10 years ago as a fundraising initiative and has since expanded to become an extraordinary platform for the Canadian Opera Company to reach new and younger audiences,” says COC General Director Alexander Neef. “Operanation demonstrates how versatile opera can be by pairing our classical singers with exceptional modern musicians to create a truly unique party performance. We’re thrilled to welcome the Sam Roberts Band to our opera house to commemorate this very exciting 10th anniversary.”

The addition of the Sam Roberts Band continues the tradition of rock and opera at Operanation where last year Jian Ghomeshi did a smashing collaboration with The Arkells and Ambur Braid, soprano from the COC Ensemble Studio. Operanat10n: A Night of Temptation party tickets are $150 per person and available online at www.operanation.ca or by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231. This gala always sells out so be sure to get your tickets. Over 1,000 guests are expected to attend and early bird tickets are already sold out.

Sam Roberts Band | Photo: Nick Lee

Sam Roberts Band | Photo: Nick Lee

Operanation is the Canadian Opera Company’s premier fundraising event. For arts patrons as well as the opera-curious, Operanation presents a unique experience, equal parts party and performance, with special collaborations between classic and modern music and complementary art forms ranging from visual arts to fashion. Attracting over 1,000 guests, Operanation takes over three floors of the COC’s opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Funds raised for Operanation are directed towards the COC’s Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals. For more information on Operanation, visit operanation.ca, @operanation, or facebook.com/Operanation.

Also check out our photos from last year’s Operanation: Sweet Revenge with Nelly Furtado and The Arkells. We rated last year’s Operanation as one of the best events of 2012.


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