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The Opéra de Montréal approached Circo to create an annual fundraising soirée for 500 people. They also wanted an original concept that would stand out from other charitable events in Montreal. We took the night beyond ‘support for a good cause’ and made it a not-to-be-missed experience: a yearly society event that gives the public a rare chance to step into the extraordinary world of the Opera and live what its all about.

With a strong theme that was equal parts playful, offbeat and entertaining, we created a unique soirée inspired by the Opera’s most vibrant characters. In addition to producing the evening, our team developed a striking visual identity, supporting animation and video content.

In February 2016, Mardi Gras made its début. Guests star in a topsy-turvy opera that challenges them to solve an extravagant murder mystery. Over the course of the evening, they seek the murderer of the famous castafiore amongst an eccentric cast of culprits including the Barber of Seville, Madam Butterfly, Mozart and Carmen. Spectacular costumes, magnificent décor and electrifying performances - The Opéra de Montréal at its finest.

Artistic Direction, Design, Graphic Production, Visual Identity, Video Content, Motion Design, Logistics & Coordination, Event Production, Music Compositing, Naming, Print Production, Storytelling, Video Editing, Video Installation