Operanation is one of my favourite fundraising events to attend each year, and I was lucky enough to be there again for Operanation 2017, as a media guest, with my boyfriend, Josh, in tow. We had been long overdue for a date night so I decided to purchase a ticket for him to attend with me and experience the ‘Night of Curiosities‘ together. Considering tickets to this annual gala start at $150 each, it’s hard to argue that it’s unaffordable to attend; many restaurants in downtown Toronto these days make it all too easy to rack up a bill to the equivalent amount, if not more. And who needs to sit down to nice dinner when the same amount of money can get you access to one of the city’s biggest nights of the year and provides you with delicious food and drink while you’re there? Not just that but performances from stars of the Canadian Opera Company, and big names in the Canadian music industry, like this year’s headliner, Kiesza.
Every year this fundraiser, which is held inside the beautiful Four Season Centre for the Performing Arts, is absolutely filled to the brim on every floor with stylish attendees. Here are some of my favourite looks from this year’s party, which just so happen to be donned by some of my favourite faces in the city. All images by the talented Mr. Ryan Emberley.
Gianna Ritacca & Beatrix Pausey
Amy Burstyn Fritz & Ashleigh Semkiw
Natalie Petozzi & Abigail Van Den Broek
Frank Griggs & Jeremy Laing
Anya Georgijevic & Nelia Belkova
Randi Bergman, Ben Kizemchuk, Lauren Kizemchuk
For more information on the Canadian Opera Company please visit their website HERE.
See you there next year!