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.

Carmen Photo by Trudie Lee

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. 


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. 

The Canadian premiere of Silent Night (2014). Photo by Trudie Lee. The Canadian premiere of Silent Night (2014). Photo by Trudie Lee.

Contact Us

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

Tickets & Subscriptions

Box Office 403 262-7286

Monday through Friday
9am – 5pm
Closed on holidays

2015-2016 Mainstage Season

Subscriptions are now on sale to the 2015-2016 Mainstage Season.

We open the season with Lakmé by Leo Delibes, November 21, 25 & 27. Lakmé is the story of a Hindu Priestess who defies her father’s wishes, in order to be with the handsome British officer with whom she’s fallen deeply in love.

Following Lakmé is the Canadian Premiere of Die Tote Stadt – The Dead City by Erich Korngold, January 30 & February 3 & 5. Calgary Opera welcomes back Bramwell Tovey as Conductor. Bramwell is a gifted Conductor and Musical Director, a published composer and a Juno and Grammy award winner. The production follows a man’s fight for his sanity as he’s tormented by desire for a seductress who bears striking resemblance to his ghostly love. 

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, playing April 16, 20 & 22, is the final mainstage production for the 2015-2016 season. It’s an eternal audience favourite in which a queen entices a young prince in order to free her daughter from the clutches of her nemesis.

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Why Subscribe?

Come celebrate with us and be part of something Larger than Life!

Subscribe today for the best seats, the best perks, the best savings (up to 25%!) and so much more. Subscribers jump to the front of the line for single ticket purchases, access to discounted tickets, and other events. Subscribers never have to pay fees to exchange or reprint tickets. Best of all, your favorite seats are yours, held year to year for you to enjoy the best of this beautiful and enthralling artform.

Join the Calgary Opera subscriber family and live large with us!

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Single tickets for mainstage productions will go on sale September 28th, 2015, and single tickets for Opera in the Village will go on sale May 4th, 2015.

Additional tickets for subscribers will be available September 21st, 2015.


2015-2016 Mainstage Subscription Ticket Pricing

Saturdays/ Fridays

Main Floor Terrace: $405
Main Floor: $261- $339 (Student/Senior: $195- $339)
First Balcony Terrace: $159- $330 (Student/Senior: $117 - $330)
First Balcony: $102- $339 (Student/Senior: $75- $339)
Second Balcony: $102- $261 (Student/Senior: $75- $195)


Main Floor Terrace: $291- $366
Main Floor: $228- $300 (Student/Senior: $174- $300)
First Balcony Terrace: $144- $291 (Student/Senior: $111 - $291)
First Balcony: $93- $300 (Student/Senior: $69- $300)
Second Balcony: $93- $228 (Student/Senior: $69- $174)

For more information or assistance, please contact our Box Office at 403 262 7286.

Tickets for Special Events

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Seating Map

How can I contact the Box Office?

The Calgary Opera Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. The Box Office is also open 9am-4pm on the Saturday of each production (November 16, February 1, and April 5). You can reach the Box Office by phoning 403-262-7286.

If you are calling the day of a performance after 5pm you will be automatically connected to the after hours hotline, which is open the day of each performance between 5pm and the performance start time (8pm Saturdays and Fridays, 7:30pm Wednesdays).

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Parking Map

Where do I park at the Jubilee Auditorium?

Calgary Opera recommends that you arrive between 45 - 60 minutes early to avoid parking delays. The Jubilee Auditorium has three lots available including the Jubilee Auditorium lot (North of the auditorium), ACAD lot (South of the Auditorium) and SAIT lot (far South of the Auditorium).

Ticket Details

Are there student or senior discounts available?

Yes, there are senior and student discounts in select seating areas in the Jubilee Auditorium (please see our full pricing and seating map for more details). To be eligible for a senior discount you must be aged 65 or over. To be eligible for a student discount you must currently be a full-time student with valid student id. LiveRush Calgary enables fulltime high school, college, and university students to purchase last-minute tickets to performing arts events at a greatly reduced price. Calgary Opera offers $20 Live Rush tickets at the Jubilee Box Office one-hour prior to each mainstage performance. For more information or to obtain a LiveRush Calgary membership visit LiveRush Calgary

Do you offer group discounts?

We offer a 20% discount off the adult rate for groups of ten or more to our mainstage productions (not applicable to subscriptions or already discounted tickets). Group discount tickets cannot be purchased online. To purchase Group discount tickets please contact the Calgary Opera Box Office.

Ticket Information

What if I lose my tickets? Can they be replaced?

Subscribers who have misplaced their tickets can have them replaced free of charge. For all other patrons, tickets can be replaced for a fee of $3 per ticket up.

To replace lost tickets phone 403-262-7286.

Can I exchange my tickets for another performance night?

Ticket exchanges for another night of the same performance can be made for subscription tickets free of charge. Single event ticket holders can exchange their tickets for a fee of $3 per ticket up to 24 hours prior to the performance. There is a special "last minute" single ticket exchange fee of $5 per ticket to exchange tickets less than 24 hours prior to the performance. To exchange performance nights bring your tickets in hand to the Calgary Opera Box Office (Arrata Opera Centre, 1315 - 7 Street SW) at least 24 hours prior to the performance night of your tickets or the night you wish to exchange to, whichever comes first.

What if I can’t make any performance date of the opera?

Opera tickets make great gifts! You can always give your tickets to a family member or friend. You may also donate your ticket back to the Opera. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for tickets that are returned 24 hours before the performance date.

What if I miss my performance? Can I exchange those tickets for another night?

We cannot exchange tickets after the performance has passed. Exchanges must be made in advance and require that we are able to sell the tickets that you cannot use. If you cannot make a performance (and you are a subscriber) it is imperative that you exchange your tickets at least 24 hours prior to the performance date on your ticket.

Can I get a refund if I miss a performance?

We´re sorry, but we do not refund performance tickets.

How can I see a dress rehearsal?

Dress rehearsals are reserved exclusively for schools (groups of ten or more) and volunteers. If you are a teacher and would like to book tickets please email For more information on becoming a volunteer please contact Taryn Craig at Full-time students (with valid ID) can now purchase tickets to the Final Dress Rehearsal of Calgary Opera productions for a cost of $15 each. Tickets are available through the Calgary Opera Box Office at 403-262-7286.