Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

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 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, the Opera in Schools Tour that brings one-act operas into schools performed by Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists, and Allegro Group for those opera lovers (or soon to be opera lovers) under 35. 

Thank you to Repsol and TD for believing that arts can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We thank them for their generous support of our community programs. 

2015-16 Emerging Artists (Photo by Bookstrucker Photography)

Discover everything you need to know about opera, and Calgary Opera.

This section will teach you everything you need to know about Calgary opera, and opera - from buying a ticket to shouting Bravo! at the end of the performance, and everything in-between. You can also discover our Emerging Artist Development Program. Each season, Calgary Opera 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.

We thrive with your support.

Ticket sales cover less than 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. 


Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)


2015-16 Emerging Artists in Christmas at the Opera



Marc Adolph
Heidi Breier
Jon-Paul Décosse
Rosalind Lewis
James Levesque
Andrea McCullough
Lauren Segal
Gene Wu


Stephen Bell
Andrea Hill
Derek Johnson
Michelle Keobke
James Levesque
Andrew Love
Michelle Minke
Dionne Sellinger


John Conlon
Benjamin Covey
Eve-Lyn de la Haye
Krista de Silva
Erin Lawson
Christopher Mayell
Whitney-Leigh Sloan
Graham Thompson


Stephen Barradell
Robert Clark
Benjamin Covey
Hayley Crittenden
Danielle Dudycha
Christopher Mayell
Lauren Phillips


Isaiah Bell
Brent Calis
Matthew Cassils
Robert Clark
Sharleen Joynt
Isabelle Leclerc
Lauren Phillips
Vivien Shotwell


Allison Cecilia Arends
Erin Armstrong
Brent Calis
Adam Fisher
Vasil Garvanliev
Martin Sadd
Jennifer Sproule
Cassandra Warner


Frédéric Beaudoin
Natalie Fagnan
Clarence Frazer
Mark Ellis Gough
Michael Marino
Rose-Ellen Nichols
Jennifer Sproule
Jessica Strong


Maureen Ferguson
Tyler Fitzgerald
Clarence Frazer
Michael Marino
Heather Molloy
Jessica Strong
Lida Szkwarek


Tonatiuh Abrego
Alexandra Beley
Matthew Bruce
Aaron Dimoff
Tyler Fitzgerald
Julie Ludwig
Laura Brandt
Courtney V. Murias


Laura Brandt 
Vanessa Oude-Reimerink 
Beste Kalender 
Stephanie Tritchew 
Matthew Bruce 
Kevin Myers 
Aaron Dimoff 
David Diston


David Diston
Nathan Keoughan
Kevin Myers
Andrea Núñez
Melissa Peiou 
Jason Ragan 
Stephanie Tritchew 
Chelsea Van Pelt 


Simon Chalifoux
Matt Chittick
Johnathon Kirby
Anne-Marie MacIntosh
Jason Ragan
Morgan Traynor
Lauren Woods