Special Events

nov 08
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of Lakmé
nov 13
Taste of the Opera
Lakmé Theme
jan 17
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of Die Tote Stadt
jan 29
Taste of the Opera
Die Tote Stadt Theme
apr 03
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of The Magic Flute
apr 08
Taste of the Opera
The Magic Flute Theme
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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.

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. 

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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.

 Repsol 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

Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5
Phone: 403-262-7286
info@calgaryopera.com

Contact Us

By mail or in person:
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Mamdani Opera Centre: 403-262-7286
fax: 403-263-5428
email: info@calgaryopera.com
 

STAFF CONTACT LIST

ADMINISTRATIVE/FINANCE

Angie Gélinas, Managing Director
403-589-8981

Lauren Martin, Director of Finance 
403-802-3401

Steven Weisbrod, Accountant 
403-802-3414

Rosanna Terracciano, Administrative Assistant 
403-802-3402

ARTISTIC/MUSIC

Taras Kulish, Director of Artistic Operations 
403-802-3421

Mel Kirby, Coordinator, Emerging Artist Development Program
403-802-3405

Christopher Mokrzewski, Resident Conductor & Repetiteur
403-802-3416

PRODUCTION

Bonni Baynton, Director of Production
403-802-3411

Mark Leigh, Technical Director
403-802-3420

Jesse Carroll, Associate Technical Director
403-802-3412

Chloe Mohan, Production Assistant
403-802-3419

COMMUNICATIONS & DEVELOPMENT

Brenda-Ann Marks, Director of Fund Development 
403-802-3418

Paula Arnold, Director of Marketing & Communications
403-802-3407

Suzanne Boyd, Special Events Manager
403-802-3410

Taryn Craig, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator
403-802-3415

Ryan McCaffrey, Brand Manager / Publicity
403-802-3403

Brian O’Neill, Development Manager
403-802-3409

Maggie Stephenson, Development Coordinator 
403-802-3408

Julia Buker, Customer Service Associate 
403-802-3423

Kyle Schulte, Customer Service Associate 
403-802-3423

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

Emily Forrest, Education & Outreach Coordinator
403-802-3404