Now in it’s 11th year, the Canadian Opera Company‘s signature fundraising gala, Operanation, is surely going to be a night to remember at the glamorous Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Proceeds of this elegant fundraising gala go to support the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, the Canadian premiere training ground for young opera professionals.

It all goes down on Thursday, October 16th (this time not conflicting with Toronto Fashion Week), with culinary delights, fashionable people, interesting art installations and as usual, “opera-meets-modern-music” musical performance. We’ll have to wait and see who is performing this year. Past performances have included Nelly Furtado and the Sam Roberts Band and more.

This year’s theme is “Light Up the Night” and will be taking a Spanish influence from the COC’s production of The Barber of Seville. Expect to see the Four Seasons Centre decked out in bright colourful illuminations and neon accents for the special night.

“Operanation is an important event for the COC, not only because as a fundraiser it sells-out year-after-year but because it continues to draw new audiences in to explore and engage with the operatic artform,” says COC General Director Alexander Neef. “Operanation audiences have enthusiastically responded to the uniqueness of the event. It is an inspirational evening that crosses all artistic genres to showcase the beauty of opera while also raising money for our Ensemble Studio, an essential program in the development of Canada’s emerging opera talent.”

Early bird tickets are already sold out and even with 1,000 in attendance it’s likely to be a sell out event once again. So be sure to get your tickets!

For more information about Operanation and ticket purchases click here.

Check out my photos from last year’s Operanation 2013 with the Sam Roberts Band.

Ambur Braid, Sam Roberts

Ambur Braid, Sam Roberts




right: Cameron McPhail, Baritone, Canadian Opera Company

right: Cameron McPhail, Baritone, Canadian Opera Company


Verity Megan

Verity Megan



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