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Welcome to our 35th Anniversary Season! Our original intent was to showcase some of Opera Atelier's most iconic works to celebrate our 35 years as a company, but to quote Robert Burns: “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” And yet, with new challenges come new opportunities. 

We are therefore thrilled to present two new productions for our re-imagined 2020-21 Season of Vision & Dreams. It is vital to us that we provide our dedicated friends and supporters with two beautiful productions, just as we continue to prioritize the safety of our audiences and our artists in these changing times. 

Opera Atelier’s new 2020-21 season will feature two fully-staged streamed productions at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. The season begins with Something Rich and Strange – a fully-staged and costumed production streamed from Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre. Something Rich & Strange is available for streaming until June 1, 2021.  

For our season’s second offering, we are thrilled to bring you Handel’s The Resurrection as our spring 2021 production. Though we had to cancel this new production last spring, we are delighted to finally be able to share it with you. The Resurrection will be streamed from Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre on May 27, 2021

We remain committed to providing you with the finest quality of music, theatre and dancing, while ensuring our artists have meaningful employment and the opportunity to grow and develop. 

Please help us present this exciting season of new work as we strive to return beauty and joy to the world. No matter how large or small, every donation counts. Please consider donating today. 

From all of us at Opera Atelier, we thank you for all of the support you continue to provide.


Friends of Opera Atelier

Opera Atelier’s mission is to present beautiful opera of the highest artistic quality and enrich our community through innovative education and outreach programs. As a Friend of Opera Atelier, you play a crucial role in helping us to achieve this vision. Along with a charitable tax receipt, donations are recognised in a variety of ways.




$75 – $124

Charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your contribution

Copy of Opera Atelier Stories, our email newsletter




$125 – $299

Recognition in all Toronto house programs

Access to single tickets before they go on sale to the general public

Plus enjoy all the benefits at the Chorus ($75+) level




$300 – $599

Invitation to one Opera Atelier dress rehearsal

Plus enjoy all the benefits at the Corps ($125+) level




$600 – $999

Invitations to educational and social events throughout the year, including wine-and-cheese gatherings with Opera Atelier’s artists and creative team

Plus enjoy all the benefits at the Ensemble ($300+) level




$1,000 – $1,499

Invitation to intimate Working Rehearsals in the Elgin Theatre Rehearsal Hall

Plus enjoy all the benefits at the Soloist ($600+) level

Baroque & Royal Court

The gorgeous sets. The lavish costumes. The visually stunning performances. The overwhelming sense of anticipation as the curtain goes up on a new Opera Atelier production. If you love opera and ballet the way that we do then join the Baroque Court - a dedicated group of Opera Atelier patrons that share the same enthusiasm as you. You’ll deepen your knowledge and appreciation of our performances through exclusive access and opportunities to behind-the-scenes experiences. And you’ll be supporting one of Canada’s most distinguished performing arts companies.

$1,500 – $4,999


Baroque Court | PATRON

$1,500 – $4,999

A charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your donation

Recognition in all house programmes

Invitation to Salon Evenings (social and educational gatherings with OA’s artists and creative team)

Invitation to intimate Working Rehearsals at the Elgin Theatre Rehearsal Hall

Use of the Baroque Court Lounge, including refreshments, a private washroom and coat check

Access to ticket concierge for Opera Atelier performances

Invitation to Season Opening and Closing Receptions

Invitation to exclusive Opening Night Parties (must purchase performance ticket)



Royal Court | MARQUIS

$5,000 – $9,999

Recognition in the Baroque Court Lounge

Plus enjoy all the benefits at the Baroque Court Patron ($1,500+) level




$10,000 – $19,999

At these generous levels of support we will create a custom recognition package to reflect your personal interests in Opera Atelier.

Plus enjoy all the benefits at the Royal Court Marquis ($5,000+) level


Sun King


$20,000 +

At these generous levels of support we will create a custom recognition package to reflect your personal interests in Opera Atelier.

Plus enjoy all the benefits at the Viceroy ($10,000+) level

Other Ways to Support

Corporate, Foundation & Government Support

Support one of the most respected and recognized performing arts companies in Canada. You’ll engage with the community, enjoy special access to behind-the-scenes magic of Opera Atelier, provide benefits to your employees, entertain your clients and achieve your philanthropic goals. We’ll help you meet your business, marketing, community involvement and philanthropic goals through our exciting sponsorship opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dan Hickey or call 416-703-3767 x226

2020 Versailles Gala

The Versailles Gala is Opera Atelier’s biggest and most lavish annual fundraising event. Join Toronto’s cultural movers-and-shakers for an evening of performances, dinner, and live and silent auctions.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is making the decision today to provide for Opera Atelier’s future.

Planned giving is an important and meaningful way for you to
contribute to Opera Atelier’s ongoing success. A planned gift also gives you the satisfaction of knowing that future generations of artists and audiences will benefit from your dedication. A planned gift allows you to make a significant statement of support, often unlocking greater income while securing significant tax benefits. By choosing to make us a part of your legacy, you can help secure our artistic independence and enable future generations to experience the transformative magic of Opera Atelier while you contribute to the rich cultural fabric of our community long into the future.


Leaving a legacy gift is simple, and there are many ways to
do so. Options include remembering us directly in your will, retirement funds, stocks and securities, gifts-in-kind, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of residual interest and life insurance.

If you are interested helping to secure the future of Opera
Atelier through planned giving, we would be honoured to discuss it with you and develop a plan that best suits your needs.

For more information, please email Dan Hickey below or call
416-703-3767 x226.

Host an Artist

Opera Atelier is always looking for accommodations for our out-of-town artists. If you have a downtown pied-a-terre or condo that you would be willing to loan to a singer for six weeks during the fall or the spring, please do get in touch with the Director of Development, Dan Hickey below or at 416-703-3767 x226.