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

School Tours

Scorpion's Sting Photo credit: Karine Boucher as Sally Smith in the Glencore Ensemble Studio School Tour production of The Scorpions’ Sting: An Egyptian Myth, 2014. Photo: Chris Hutcheson


Bring excitement and humour to your school with this 45-minute opera specifically composed for elementary school audiences, performed by Calgary Opera’s young, professional singers - fully staged with sets, costumes, puppetry and audience participation. SCORPION'S STING follows three young archaeologists lost in the Egyptian desert as they unravel the ancient myth of Isis in an effort to save their professor. Immersed in the epic struggle of a distant past, they discover the healing power of ancient wisdom. Calgary Opera is excited to present this work which has delighted young audiences in hundreds of performances across Canada.

The Scorpions' Sting Study Guide (right click to download)

2015 School Tour takes place through February 23 - March 15, 2015 

Cost: $850 Early Bird $900 After June 30th

If you're interested in more information on the Opera in Schools tour, contact:

Emily Forrest, Education Coordinator

Cenovus makes a positive difference in communities where they live and work. We thank them for helping us take opera productions to schools and communities throughout the province.

School Tours sponsored by:

  • Education Talisman logo
  • Community Outreach Sponsor Cenovus logo
  • Emerging Artist Development Program Enbridge logo


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Courtney Murias & Laura McLean as Hansel & Gretel.
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Julie Ludwig, Alexandra Beley and Tyler Fitzgerald in Hansel & Gretel.
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Tonatiuh Abrego as the witch in Hansel & Gretel.
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Julie Ludwig & Alexandra Beley in Hansel & Gretel
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Courtney Murias, Matthew Johnson and Laura McLean in Hansel & Gretel.

Where & When

feb 21

Public Performance

Arrata Opera Centre