Special Events

nov 08
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of Lakmé
nov 13
Taste of the Opera
Lakmé Theme
jan 17
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of Die Tote Stadt
jan 29
Taste of the Opera
Die Tote Stadt Theme
apr 03
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of The Magic Flute
apr 08
Taste of the Opera
The Magic Flute Theme
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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.

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. 


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.

 Repsol 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

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

Education & Outreach programs

Students participate in the Let's Create an Opera program.

Calgary Opera has a number of outstanding outreach & development initiatives, which are focused on nurturing an understanding of the art form in Calgary as well as in Alberta. These initiatives include: Let’s Create an Opera program that provides opportunities for schools to study, create and perform their own operas; the Students only Dress Rehearsals that allow students to view mainstage operas at a greatly reduced rate; and finally School Tours, which give students the opportunity to experience a live one-act opera for young audiences performed by the Emerging Artist ensemble.

Along with these initiatives, Calgary Opera also coordinates Sunday Opera Brunches, A Taste of the Opera, and Opera Look-In – each of which give Albertans the opportunity to explore and learn more about opera.