Toronto’s nightlife has many callings, but for those looking to experience a taste of old-world culture with a new twist, you can’t beat the splendour of a night at the opera. 

The Canadian Opera Company is bringing a timeless classic, La Bohème, to the Toronto stage. While the rest of your October might be packed with Halloween activities, we encourage you to step outside of your usual and try something a little different… 

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is based in Toronto and is one the most interesting opera houses in North America. It’s garnered an international reputation for creative excellence and innovative programming. And its home base at The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts was specially constructed for opera performance, giving it unreal acoustics you have to hear to believe.

La Bohème

One of the COC’s current October productions is La Bohème. This classic tells a tale of love, sacrifice, and struggling artists set against the bohemian streets of 19th century Paris. This story was actually the inspiration behind the 1996 Broadway musical Rent, and now you can see it for yourself!

What makes this production of La Bohème extra special is that it features real-life married couple tenor Pene Pati and soprano Amina Edris as the opera’s leading lovers, Mimi and Rodolfo. Sit back and enjoy how their incredible chemistry adds a whole new level of authenticity and depth to their roles.

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We honestly can’t imagine a better excuse to dress up.

Treat yourself to a glamorous night on the town that will leave your jaw on the floor. It’s an incredible experience that brings together the best of drama, music, and timeless stories.

Lucky for you, you can also save 15% on your tickets with the coupon code: COC15. This production is only playing for select nights in October, so don’t wait if you want good seats!

Grab a friend and pick out your best threads. Opera glasses are not required – but we won’t judge you if you like how they look with your outfit. 


When: October 6, 8, 11, 13, 19, 21, 22, & 28
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W, Toronto
Cost: Tickets start at $45, save 15% with code: COC15