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.

2015 Opera Gala Tickets are Now On-Sale 2015 Opera Gala - Go behind-the-scenes on the set of Carmen and be transported to the streets of Seville and enjoy an elegant dining experience in a transformed lobby of the Jubilee Auditorium.

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

Opera Camp

Opera Camp

Brian Dorscht, Drama instructor  and Stage Director and Tara LaBerge, Vocal instructor and Music Director
August 10 - 21, 2015
Location: Fort Calgary
Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm 
(Early drop off and late pick up arrangements can be made)
Final Presentations: August 21 & 22, 2015
Location: Opera in the Village Summer Festival Tent

During this two week music and drama camp, young singers will improve  their vocal and performance abilities while having fun and making new friends! Under the tutelage and  direction of two highly experienced instructors;  Brian Dorscht (drama) and Tara LaBerge(vocal) , students will improve their skills and discover new talents, and bring it all together in a final performance featuring all participants singing various selections from operettas and musicals. 


Before March 30th: $650
After March 30th: $700

Apply Now

Click here to download the application form for the 2015 Opera Camp. Please fill in the application and return it to:

Calgary Opera
Fax: 403-263-5428 
Mail or in Person:
Calgary Opera
1315 - 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5

For more information contact Emily Forrest at 403-802-3404