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. 

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

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

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

Clare Sheerin, 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 
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, Box Office Supervisor  
403-802-3423

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

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