Young Associates


Young Associates of Opéra de Montréal

The goal of the Young Associates Committee is to help the Opéra’s administration meet its goals of broadening and renewing its audience, reaching out to the corporate milieu, and mobilizing the community of young professionals. This provides unique opportunities for discussion and learning, as well as privileged access to opera. The Committee was formed in 2009 by a group of young professionals.>




Develop interest and support of the next generation of Opéra advocates, and actively contribute to broadening the Opéra’s audience.


The Committee

The Committee is made up of 13 individuals from various backgrounds, such as finance, law, medicine, and entrepreneurship. Committee members have distinguished themselves in their respective areas of activity and are involved in their community. Above all, they care deeply about the Opéra’s long-term artistic and financial success.The Committee manages its activities in collaboration with the Opéra’s administration.



Opera cocktails

This activity is made possible through its sponsors, and is structured as follows:

  • a pre-opera cocktail reception including a brief presentation of the current production
  • a ticket to the performance
  • wine at intermission in the VIP lounge (Bar Pellan)
  • a post-show meet-and-greet with Opéra administrators and a few artists
Silent Night: Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 7:30PM / Promo code: JAODM 


The National Bank Night at the Opéra 

February 5th, 2016

The purpose of this event is to raise funds in support of the Opéra de Montréal, and to give young professionals from the Montreal region an opportunity to experience or to re-discover opera in a spectacularly unique setting.

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Anjali Caillat (Centre PHI)

Ernestine Chablis (Centre de recherche Charles-Bruneau, CHU Sainte-Justine)

Jeff-Andy Clergé (Brutus / Das Bier / Webpos)

Gillian Elias (La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec)

Veronique Gaumond-Carignan (Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg)

Mathieu Johnson (Roland Berger Strategy Consultants)

Catherine Labbé (KPMG)

Joanie Lapalme (Fasken Martineau DuMoulin)

Catherine Laporte (Luxury Retreats)

Marie-Pier Nicol (Opéra de Montréal)

Charles Paiement (Banque Nationale du Canada)

Mee-Rang Ricard-Bouillon (Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal)

Jean-Mathias Sargologos (Aéro Montréal)

In Sunwoo (DNA Capital)

Guillaume Thérien (Opéra de Montréal)

Jennifer Vincent (Inotec)



Five informal sub-committees see to the YAOdM’s activities: 

National Bank Night At The Opera Committee: contact Guillaume Thérien (
Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee: contact
Joanie Lapalme (
Communication/Visibility Committee: contact
Geneviève Guay (
Opera Cocktails & Gala Committee: contact Jennifer Gabriele (

Committee Member Recruitment Committee: contact
Charles Paiement (



Véronique Gaumond-Carignan