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.

2015 Opera Gala Tickets are Now On-Sale 2015 Opera Gala - Go behind-the-scenes on the set of Carmen and be transported to the streets of Seville and enjoy an elegant dining experience in a transformed lobby of the Jubilee Auditorium.

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. 

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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.

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. 

Madame Butterfly (2014). Photo by Trudie Lee.

Contact Us

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

Contact Us

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

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

Arrata 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

Steven Weisbrod, Director of Finance
403-802-3401

Averil Cook, Executive Assistant
403-802-3402

Margit Svee, Bookkeeper
403-802-3414

ARTISTIC/MUSIC

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

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

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

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

DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

Helen Moore-Parkhouse, Director of Development & Marketing
403-802-3406

Alicia Maluta, Associate Director of Development
403-802-3421

Erin Kergen, Brand Manager & Publicity
403-802-3403

Suzanne Boyd, Special Events Manager
403-802-3410

Brian O’Neill, Digital Communications & Box Office Manager
403-802-3409

Jaclyn Barker, Development and Marketing Assistant
403-802-3407

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

Maggie Stephenson, Box Office Assistant
403-802-3408

PRODUCTION

Bonni Baynton Sprague, Director of Production
403-802-3411

Mark Leigh, Technical Director
403-802-3420

Jesse Carroll, Associate Technical Director
403-802-3412

Kim Creller, Production Assistant
403-802-3419