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)

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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.

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Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)
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Sat / apr 14 : 7:30PM
Wed / apr 18 : 7:30PM
Fri / apr 20 : 7:30PM
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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14th Ave. NW

Tosca

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Our final production of the season is one of the world’s most-produced and beloved operas. Escape into this love triangle as Tosca, a famous opera singer, becomes the object of affection of two men, Scarpia, the Chief of Police and her true love, Cavardossi, a famous painter. When a tragic betrayal strikes, Tosca takes revenge and makes the ultimate sacrifice to be with her one true love.

Expect to be moved by this romantically tragic story and Puccini’s superb score. 

Thank you to Nexen a CNOOC Limited Company for being the Production Sponsor for Tosca

Learn more about Tosca HERE

Tosca Fun Facts 

- Tosca is 5th most-produced opera in the world 
- It was first performed in 1900, at the end of Romantic period, and start of Verismo Period 
- Verismo is synonymous with Italian composers, who base their works on real people and real stories
- Tosca was based on a successful play by Victorein Sardou
- The character of Tosca is based off famous actress Sarah Bernhardt
- The libretto was written by Illica & Giacosa, who also wrote La Bohème

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