Meet the opera stars of tomorrow

Each season, Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program 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.

Carmen Photo by Trudie Lee

We thrive with your support.

Ticket sales cover about 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. 


Jennifer Sproule and Allison Cecilia Arends in Calgary Opera's The Brothers Grimm at Glendale Elementary School. Photo by Alex Bonyun.

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 our 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 and the Opera in Schools Tour that brings one-act operas into schools performed by Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists.

Talisman Energy believes the arts can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We thank them for their generous support of our Education programs. 

The Canadian premiere of Silent Night (2014). Photo by Trudie Lee. The Canadian premiere of Silent Night (2014). Photo by Trudie Lee.

Contact Us

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5
Phone: 403-262-7286

Facility Rentals

Arrata Opera Centre - Interior Rehearsal Hall

Facility Rental Information

In July 2005, Calgary Opera acquired a 10-year lease on the Wesley United Church. In acknowledgement of a generous gift from local business leader and philanthropist Said Arrata the facility was renamed the Arrata Opera Centre. When it is not in use for Calgary Opera projects, we make it available to other non-profit companies for rehearsal, performance, special events, or production. For a floor plan or rental specifics, please click the links below.

Rental Information: Sheet Not for Profit 2014-2015
Floorplan: Main Floor PDF
Floorplan: Basement PDF
Rehearsal Hall: LX Plot PDF

For more information, or to book the space contact:

Chloe Mohan, Production Assistant

**Please note that the Arrata Opera Centre is not available for weddings or wedding related events.**

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