October 18, 2012
VIP Cocktail: 6:30 p.m.
VIP Dinner (in the Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge): 7 p.m.
Main Party and Performance: 9 p.m.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)
Now in its ninth year, the Canadian Opera Company’s Operanation is the must-attend arts fundraiser of the fall social season in Toronto. On October 18, 2012, guests will enjoy live performances of operatic proportions featuring the rising young opera stars of the COC’s Ensemble Studio in collaboration with a contemporary musical artist at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Past Operanation performances have included acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, Austra and Broken Social Scene. Party-goers are invited to dance the night away while indulging in culinary delights and revelling in interactive installations involving food, fashion and visual arts.
Tickets for the party portion of Operanation 9 are $150 per person, and are available online at coc.ca or by calling COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231. VIP dinner tickets are $500 per person and may be purchased by calling 416-306-2309. For more information, please visit www.operanation.ca.
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 COC, visit its award-winning website, coc.ca.