Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

Building generations of opera lovers.

Education programs are an essential part of what we do, enriching the experiences of our current patrons and building audiences for tomorrow through student and young people outreach. This includes great programs like Let’s Create an Opera that gives students the opportunity to create their own original opera, the Opera in Schools Tour that brings one-act operas into schools performed by Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists, and Allegro Group for those opera lovers (or soon to be opera lovers) under 35. 

Thank you to Repsol and TD for believing that arts can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We thank them for their generous support of our community programs. 

2015-16 Emerging Artists (Photo by Bookstrucker Photography)

Discover everything you need to know about opera, and Calgary Opera.

This section will teach you everything you need to know about Calgary opera, and opera - from buying a ticket to shouting Bravo! at the end of the performance, and everything in-between. You can also discover our Emerging Artist Development Program. Each season, Calgary Opera provides up to eight young singers with the opportunity to study and perform under a highly prestigious professional staff of teachers and performers. This program acts as a bridge between post-secondary education and the professional opera world.

Enbridge believes in making communities culturally vibrant through investments in the arts. We thank them for their generous support of our Emerging Artist program.

We thrive with your support.

Ticket sales cover less than a third of the cost of producing live opera, even on sold-out shows. We rely on government funding, sponsorships from corporations, and charitable donations to ensure that opera is alive and well for our community. 


Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)


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South Pacific

Calgary Opera is thrilled to bring Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific to Opera in the Village. This timeless production has instantly recognizable hits like Some Enchanted Evening, There is Nothing Like a Dame, Bali Hai and I’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair

Tickets for South Pacific range from $35-$125. 

South Pacific Fun Facts 

- The original production premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an instant success
- It was the 2nd longest running Broadway musical of the time (running close to 2000 performances)
- In 2008 it was revived on Broadway, won 7 TONY Awards and had a run of close to 1000 performances 
- Ezio Pinza, the most famous bass of his time (1940s), was cast as Emile
- Ezio spent 22 years at the Metropolitan Opera 


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