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.

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

We thrive with your support.

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. 

Contact Us

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

Calgary Opera and CASL

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

We appreciate the opportunity to share with you information about Calgary Opera activities that is relevant to you.

Calgary Opera has been extensively studying Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation and how it will affect our business practices. There has been a tremendous amount of confusion regarding Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), and how they will ultimately affect charitable organizations across Canada and their ability to raise funds, so we have made considerable efforts to understand the new legislation and how they apply to Calgary Opera.

After much consultation, discussion with colleagues across Calgary and Western Canada, and communications with Imagine Canada and Industry Canada, Calgary Opera is taking the following steps:

• We will add our charitable registration number to the informational footer on all of our Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs).
• We will add web links to both our Privacy Policy and our response to the Anti-Spam legislation to the footer on all of our CEMs.
• We will continue to provide recipients with a clear and prominent option to unsubscribe from our mailing lists on all of our CEMs.
• We will make it easier for patrons of Calgary Opera to opt-out of receiving Electronic, Mail, and Phone marketing during the online ticketing order process.
• We will continue to hold to the high standards of our Privacy Policy and respect the wishes of those who do not wish to be contacted.
• We will continue to keep strong records tracking how we come to collect personal information and only send messages relevant to that contact.

Calgary Opera has decided to take these actions based on Imagine Canada and Industry Canada’s interpretation on the exemptions granted to registered charities using electronic messages to raise funds.

We value our patrons and their right to privacy, and are committed to ensuring that we honour our patron’s wishes on how you choose to be contacted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Canada’s Anti-Spam Law and Calgary Opera’s response to the new legislation please contact:

Brian O’Neill, Digital Communications & Box Office Manager
Calgary Opera
1315 – 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5
403-802-3409
boneill@calgaryopera.com

Important Links

Calgary Opera Personal Information Protection Policy
Imagine Canada Update and clarifications about Canada’s Anti-Spam Law
CRTC to provide anti-spam clarification for charities Friday, July 4