Operanation: Queen of the Night proved (yet again) that the Canadian Opera Company’s annual fundraising gala is one of our top ten Toronto must-do, must-see, must-hear events.

Ogling party attire on stylish guests at the Four Seasons Centre’s expansive staircase is entertainment in itself, but when paired with knockout performances by Dragonette and COC soprano Ambur Braid, well, what a freakin’ unbelievable night! Utterly magical.

Didn’t make it? GO NEXT YEAR. Trust us: this is well worth the ticket price. Between now and then, treat yourself to a night at the opera. (Carmen is now playing!) Or send your kid to opera camp! (That is a thing and it’s REALLY cool.)