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

Volunteer for Calgary Opera

Be Part of the Magic with Calgary Opera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can't do what we do without you!  If you'd like to meet fascinating, culturally-minded and diverse people, volunteer at the opera!  We are looking for help all year round in a wide variety of positions and capacities.  We offer many enticing incentives including free dress rehearsal tickets, volunteer appreciation receptions as well as discounted single tickets to all of our productions.  Please download the Volunteer form below and send it in to our Volunteer Coordinator, Taryn Craig.

Taryn Craig
Mail: 1315 - 7 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 1A5
volunteer@calgaryopera.com 
Fax: 403-263-5428

Opera Volunteer Form 


CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CASINO FUNDRAISER

DATES: February 24th & 25th 2015
LOCATION: Cowboys Casino
DAY SHIFTS: 11:00am - 7:15pm
NIGHT SHIFTS: 6:45pm - 3:15am OR 10:45pm - 3:15am
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20 per day

We need your help for our upcoming Casino! No experience is necessary to help out for these dates as positions are very straight forward. It's very important that we fill all the required positions for both days! Casinos are an excellent way to spend time with new like-minded people and support Calgary Opera as well. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP - Casino Fundraiser

AT THE OPERA

Help make our upcoming Opera - The Marriage of Figaro - a grandeur experience for all our faithful patrons.

DATES: January 29th, 31st, February 4th & 6th
LOCATION: Jubilee Auditorium - 1415 14th Ave NW
SHIFT TIMES: Range between 5:30pm - 10:00pm
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Approximately 22 per show

One of Mozart's all-time Masterpieces, this comic opera features beautifully crafted arias and a brilliant use of ensemble. The Marriage of Figaro is grand opera at its best! We'll need a full team of volunteers every night to help us host our guests. Positions include parking hosts, merchandise sales, greeters, ticket pick-up escorts & backstage catering. Join us for a night out at the Opera!

For more information about these upcoming opportunities, please contact: 
Taryn Craig
Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator
volunteer@calgaryopera.com or 403-802-3415

SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

SPECIAL EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS

Throughout our season, we play host to a multitude of special events. All our events require the help of volunteers to make them a success! Depending on the time of year, we host events such as Taste of the Opera, Soirees, annual fundraisers including California Wine Fair, and others associated with our main stage productions. 

AT THE OPERA

Opera Shop  – (Jubilee Auditorium) The Opera Shop has CDs, DVDs, opera binoculars, hats, T-shirts, bags, etc. for sale during each Opera. We require volunteers to provide excellent customer service and assist with the sales of athe merchandise. 

Greeters – to be available to the audience to hand out programs and answer general questions from our patrons. We want our guests to feel welcome from the moment they arrive.

Backstage Caterers – Bake your favorite treats for the singers and musicians of the opera production and work backstage during a production or dress rehearsal. Meet the singers, conductors, musicians and directors in the production. Volunteers provide snacks for performers and crew backstage and provide catering assistance where necessary.

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Weekly front office coverage - During our weekly staff meetings, we need 1 volunteer to answer our office phones.

Mail outs - Atleast twice a year, we require a full team of volunteers to assist with large mail-outs. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch the first glimpse of upcoming performances, and maybe hear a bit of rehearsals in the background.

Performer Chauffeur – Singers, conductors and directors come from across Canada and around the world to put together a Calgary Opera performance. We require volunteers to chauffeur artists from Calgary International Airport to their respective hotels and act as ambassadors of Calgary Opera. A car is required for this position as well as valid insurance.

OPERA IN THE VILLAGE

Canada's ONLY outdoor summer festival! We require hundreds of volunteers to make this festival a success. Whether you enjoy greeting guests, helping with parking, or even dressing up and animating our site, there is a job for everyone! Apply to be a volunteer today and get a head start on making the most of your job. Contact Taryn Craig for more details - 403-802-3415 or volunteer@calgaryopera.com

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!