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. 

Madame Butterfly (2014). Photo by Trudie Lee.

Contact Us

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

Opera Camp - The Mikado

After a very successful inaugural Opera Camp in 2013, Calgary Opera will once again offer a camp for children ages 10-15 as part of their Opera in the Village Summer Opera Festival. The camp itself will be held at Fort Calgary, Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 22 with two free public performances on the Festival’s mainstage in East Village August 22 and 23.

Music, scripts, costumes, props, educational materials, professional instruction and qualified supervision are all included. Just bring a bag lunch and lots of enthusiasm for a truly magical experience.

Enrolment is limited to 30 participants, on a first-come-first-served basis, so register now to avoid disappointment.

Registration acceptance is not audition-based.  Parts will be assigned after the second day of camp.

Click here to download the 2014 Opera Camp Registration Form 


Orientation Fort Calgary
Rehearsals Fort Calgary
Performance The final two performances will be free public performances on the Opera in the Village Festival grounds in the East Village.


Music, scripts, costumes, props, educational materials, professional instruction and direction in music, acting, movement and opera education.


Children’s theatre professionals, qualified camp counsellors, guest opera mentors.

** The camp will be limited to a maximum of 30 participants on a first come, first served basis.

Where & When

aug 10

Orientation Session (optional)

Fort Calgary
aug 11

First day of camp

Fort Calgary
aug 22

First Public Performance

East Village - Festival Grounds
aug 23

Second Public Performance

East Village - Festival Grounds