May 20


Photography By A.J.Lam and BKonthescene.
It was a night of music, culinary experiments, libations and a musical “mashup” that transformed the three floors of Toronto’s Opera House into a place of extravagance and curiosity.
It was also a night of fairytale stories on the opera stage.

Inside the building, there was a glass palace of music and light, as we solved a riddle, enjoyed the vibe and danced through the night.
We experienced mystery, adventure, and places afar, secret gardens, a candy house and voices of opera stars.
We were advised to “Wear your whimsical best and prepare to set sail” for Operanation: Tall Tales.

Never settling for the ordinary, this year’s event, which took over the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, was no exception.

The theme was-OPERANATION: TALL TALES, where the soiree was packed with Toronto’s most stylish individuals who really show that Opera doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves, but the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio is out to change that, dedicated to reminding everyone how relevant, cool, and stylish opera can be.

And that’s just what they did with the 15th annual Operanation, their prestigious fundraiser in celebration of the arts.
Musical Guest was Joseph of Mercury, with a special collaboration with the COC’s Ensemble Studio artists.
The host of the evening was Danika Loren, soprano and COC Ensemble Studio Graduate.
The music to keep the guests dancing the night away was provided by DJs Chippy Nonstop & Karim Olen Ash.


We would like to thank Taylor Jantzi | Account Executive | Faulhaber Communications for the invitation to this event. We look forward to the 2020 edition of Operanation.