Opera Connect

An exciting series of public events which connect you with the artists who make opera happen. From the Royal Ontario Museum, to Union Station, you can hear the COC's Ensemble Studio all over the downtown core. 



This page will be updated with our exciting pop-up events as information becomes available. Please check back soon!

  • November 2, 2019 Friday Night Live: VOX at the Royal Ontario Museum

    Friday Night Live: VOX
    Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
    Time: 7:00- 11:30 p.m.
    Location: The Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

    The Canadian Opera Company partners with the Royal Ontario Museum to present Friday Night Live: VOX on November 2, 7:00 - 11:30 p.m. Start your Friday night on the dance floor and then stroll through the ROM's beautiful galleries, with top DJs and live artists all curated by the Canadian Opera Company. VOX celebrates the power and diversity of the human voice with a selection of amazing performers from jazz, soul and hip-hop, to opera! Make sure to check out the Ensemble Studio at 8:30 p.m. in Bronfman Hall to hear contemporary and traditional side by side, or Ensemble studio alumni Teiya Kasahara, to witness the Queen of the Night reimagined for the 21st century. This is an epic night of culture in the city. 

    January 20, 2019 Popera! at Drake One Fifty

    Popera! At Drake One Fifty

    Sunday, January 20, 2019
    5 p.m. at Drake One Fifty

    Hear the COC Ensemble Studio artists as they perform in an intimate pop-up performance at  Drake One Fifty, a gem in the heart of the financial district where the worlds of culture and culinary intersect. Sip on a signature cocktail while listening to the singers share their favourite arias and some hidden gems, followed by a three-course dinner as the grand finale.

    This performance will feature Lauren Eberwein, Simona Genga and Rachael Kerr performing heartwarming vocal works perfect for a cosy Sunday.

    $50 prix-fixe and performance & $15 performance only

    For more information, visit: https://www.thedrake.ca/popera/

    To make your reservation, call 416-363-6150 or e-mail opera@drakeonefifty.ca

    January 24, 2019 Opera Express: Arias through the ages with the Orchestra Academy

    Opera Express: Arias through the ages with the Orchestra Academy

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    12 p.m., West Wing of Union Station

    Enjoy some opera to go! Experience performances by some of Canada’s leading young artists in Union Station’s West Wing. Stop by for a few minutes, or grab lunch in the food court and enjoy the whole show- Union is your new destination for opera performances.

    Let the Canadian Opera Company’s Orchestra Academy sweep you away with this intimate performance of works by Vivaldi, Purcell, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti and more. Canada’s rising orchestral and vocal stars will take you on a musical journey you can’t miss!

    January 30, 2019 Music in the Atrium with the COC Ensemble Studio
    Music in the Atrium with the COC Ensemble Studio
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    12 p.m.
    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 7th floor.
    610 University Ave., Toronto

    Warm up with a cozy winter concert! COC Ensemble Studio artists Lauren Eberwein, Simona Genga, Joel Allison, and pianist Rachael Kerr are ready to serenade, sun or snow, with a set of feel-good opera favourites.
    February 14, 2019 Music in the Atrium with Erin Wall and Carolyn Maule
    Music in the Atrium with Erin Wall and Carolyn Maule
    Wednesday, February 14, 2019
    12 p.m.
    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, 7th floor.
    610 University Ave., Toronto

    Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with a special “Music in the Atrium” performance marking 22 years of this uplifting concert series. Hear acclaimed soprano Erin Wall and pianist Carolyn Maule in an intimate art song performance that’s guaranteed to melt hearts.
    February 24, 2019 Popera! at Drake One Fifty

    Popera! At Drake One Fifty

    Sunday, February 24, 2019
    5 p.m. at Drake One Fifty

    Hear the COC Ensemble Studio artists as they perform in an intimate pop-up performance at  Drake One Fifty, a gem in the heart of the financial district where the worlds of culture and culinary intersect. Sip on a signature cocktail while listening to the singers share their favourite arias and some hidden gems, followed by a three-course dinner as the grand finale.

    This performance will feature Joel Allison, Samuel Chan, and Stéphane Mayer performing heartwarming vocal works perfect for a cosy Sunday.

    $50 prix-fixe and performance & $15 performance only

    For more information, visit: https://www.thedrake.ca/popera/

    To make your reservation, call 416-363-6150 or e-mail opera@drakeonefifty.ca

    March 13, 2019 Opera Express: For Kids!

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    12 p.m., West Wing of Union Station

    Enjoy some opera to go! Experience performances by some of Canada’s leading young artists in Union Station’s West Wing. Stop by for a few minutes, or grab lunch in the food court and enjoy the whole show- Union is your new destination for opera performances.

    Experience a March Break medley like no other! Canada’s brightest young opera talent bring their voices to Union Station for an interactive performance that hits the right notes with kids of all ages.

    March 24, 2019 Popera! at Drake One Fifty

    Popera! At Drake One Fifty

    Sunday, March 24, 2019
    5 p.m. at Drake One Fifty

    Hear the COC Ensemble Studio artists as they perform in an intimate pop-up performance at  Drake One Fifty, a gem in the heart of the financial district where the worlds of culture and culinary intersect. Sip on a signature cocktail while listening to the singers share their favourite arias and some hidden gems, followed by a three-course dinner as the grand finale.

    This performance will feature members of the COC Ensemble Studio performing heartwarming vocal works perfect for a cosy Sunday.

    $50 prix-fixe and performance & $15 performance only

    For more information, visit: https://www.thedrake.ca/popera/

    To make your reservation, call 416-363-6150 or e-mail opera@drakeonefifty.ca

    April 25, 2019 Opera Express: Bohème on the go

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    12 p.m., West Wing of Union Station

    Union and the Canadian Opera Company serve up a commuter-friendly performance of the beautiful – and beloved - La Bohème, featuring fun narration to fill in the blanks. Stay for the 45 min version of the opera or drop in to hear a few of its greatest hits. Trust us: you’ll want to take the later train.

    April 28, 2019 Popera! at Drake One Fifty

    Popera! At Drake One Fifty

    Sunday, April 28, 2019
    5 p.m. at Drake One Fifty

    Hear the COC Ensemble Studio artists as they perform in an intimate pop-up performance at  Drake One Fifty, a gem in the heart of the financial district where the worlds of culture and culinary intersect. Sip on a signature cocktail while listening to the singers share their favourite arias and some hidden gems, followed by a three-course dinner as the grand finale.

    This performance will feature members of the COC Ensemble Studio performing heartwarming vocal works perfect for a cosy Sunday.

    $50 prix-fixe and performance & $15 performance only

    For more information, visit: https://www.thedrake.ca/popera/

    To make your reservation, call 416-363-6150 or e-mail opera@drakeonefifty.ca

    May 12, 2019 Popera! at Drake One Fifty

    Popera! At Drake One Fifty

    Sunday, May 12, 2019
    5 p.m. at Drake One Fifty

    Hear the COC Ensemble Studio artists as they perform in an intimate pop-up performance at  Drake One Fifty, a gem in the heart of the financial district where the worlds of culture and culinary intersect. Sip on a signature cocktail while listening to the singers share their favourite arias and some hidden gems, followed by a three-course dinner as the grand finale.

    This performance will feature members of the COC Ensemble Studio performing heartwarming vocal works perfect for a cosy Sunday.

    $50 prix-fixe and performance & $15 performance only

    For more information, visit: https://www.thedrake.ca/popera/

    To make your reservation, call 416-363-6150 or e-mail opera@drakeonefifty.ca


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