Tag Archive: Events

  1. An Evening of Courtly Pleasures

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    At Opera Atelier, our goal is to top the previous season with every production we present. We know our patrons expect no less from us, which is why our productions strive for a level of beauty and daring that captivates and inspires our audiences to greater levels of engagement.

    Jeanne Beker & Patricia Barretto (Opera Atelier's Executive Director)

    Jeanne Beker & Patricia Barretto (Opera Atelier’s Executive Director)

    It is this same approach we take to presenting our annual Versailles Gala. Our first gala started out as a small cocktail reception on the 68th floor of the Bank of Montreal and has now grown into one of the splashiest … Read more

  2. The Atelier of Wonders – Rosaria

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    The last gala committee meeting for Opera Atelier 2013 Versailles Gala has just finished and I am on my way home: 15 days to go before the big event. I am thinking of all the great work done so far, the support both individuals and companies are showing, the gorgeous setting and entertainment laid out for the evening, and the pressing question of what to wear. Because… I am going to the Ball!

    Funnily enough it was a gala I missed that brought me in contact with Opera Atelier in the first place. Exactly a year ago I was attending … Read more

  3. The 2013 Versailles Gala!

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    This year’s Versailles Gala is going to rock! With a dynamic committee led by Diane Kazarian of PwC, a killer team of staff, and an army of volunteers, Opera Atelier is going host the most luxurious gala event yet on May 29th at the Ritz-Carlton.

    Grand Foyer Ballrooom prefunction

    Have you been to the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto? You should go. It’s absolutely stunning. Opera Atelier will take over the entire second floor, and after being welcomed upstairs, guests will see the magnificent views of Roy Thomson Hall from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the Grand Foyer.

    While our guests make their way … Read more

  4. A Special Salon Evening at The University Club

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    What an exciting night for Opera Atelier! Yesterday evening, our guests and members of The University Club were treated to hors d’oeuvres and drinks while watching a slideshow of images from the recent production of Lucio Silla. Afterwards, we headed upstairs for some entertainment, starting with an interview between Marshall, Jeannette and board member Diana Wiley. Their conversation spanned a number of topics, but focused heavily on why their interpretations of period operas are being so well received in Canada and abroad, such as most recently at the Salzburg Festival with Lucio Silla. For those who were able to attend, … Read more

  5. Bruce – The Mozart’s Magical Castle Build-A-Dragon

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    Bruce the Dragon

    Much like a vision or dream, the opportunity to be a part of this exciting experience came on sudden, without expectation, and without preconception. And much like a dream, so came Bruce, the dragon installation I designed and built with my stellar creative team.

    Joe Pagnan’s Bruce the Dragon installation for Mozart’s Magic Castle.

    Joe Pagnan’s Bruce the Dragon installation for Mozart’s Magic Castle.
    Come join us at Casa Loma and help cover him with scales!

    From the onset, his creation and concept came out of being a child. My team was told to think and act only as a child would think and act regarding him. For example, the … Read more