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. 

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

Alumni

2015-16 Emerging Artists in Christmas at the Opera

OUR PAST ARTISTS

2005

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



2006-2007

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



2007-2008

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



2008-2009

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



2009-2010

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



2010-2011

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



2011-2012

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



2012-2013

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


2013-2014

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

2014-2015

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

2015-2016

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