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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.

Calgary Opera's world premiere of The Inventor. Photo by Trudie Lee.

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Ticket sales cover about half 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. 

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

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Opera in the Village

Thank you for joining us for a swashbuckling good time at Opera in the Village – Canada’s first outdoor summer opera festival – which took place on RiverWalk Plaza in Calgary’s East Village from August 22-25, 2013. It was four days of beautiful weather on the banks of the Bow with sold-out performances of The Pirates of Penzance in a 900-seat open air tent, a completely unique setting for opera in our city.

Check out our photo gallery below and stay tuned for information about next year’s festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Calgary Opera thanks the funders and sponsors for their support of Opera in the Village.

sponsored by:

  • Opera in the Village Presenting Sponsor
  • Site Partner
  • Community Outreach Sponsor Cenovus logo
  • Festival Founder FRAM and SLOKKER
  • Festival Founder embassy BOSA
  • Festival Founder
  • Media Partner Calgary Herald Logo
  • Media Partner Global TV

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Arrrias in the Afternoon. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Picnic in the Village. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Swashbuckling on the Bow. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Swashbuckling on the Bow. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Summer Opera Camp. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Food Trucks in the Village. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Summer Opera Camp. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Pirates on the Riverwalk. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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A view of the Riverwalk from the roof of the Simmons Building. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Food Trucks (and Mayor Nenshi) in the Village. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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A view outside the main tent from the roof of the Simmons Building. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
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Robert Kremer, one of the many dedicatated and enthusiastic Volunteers on-site in the Village. Image courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.
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The cast of Calgary Opera's 2013 Opera in the Village production of The Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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The cast of Calgary Opera's 2013 Opera in the Village production of The Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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The cast of Calgary Opera's 2013 Opera in the Village production of The Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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The cast of Calgary Opera's 2013 Opera in the Village production of The Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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Brett Polegato as the Pirate King in Calgary Opera's 2013 Opera in the Village production of The Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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The cast of Calgary Opera's 2013 Opera in the Village production of The Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Trudie Lee.