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.

Carmen Photo by Trudie Lee

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

Le Programme de perfectionnement des artistes

Clarence Frazer and Lida Szkwarek in Calgary Opera's Hannaraptor. Photo by Alex Bonyun.


Le Programme de perfectionnement des artistes de la relève de l'Opéra de Calgary permet à huit chanteurs et chanteuses d’étudier et de chanter sous la direction de chefs et d’interprètes de renom.

Ce programme s’adresse aux chanteurs et aux chanteuses canadiens et canadiennes qui ont reçu une formation spécialisée ou effectué des études supérieures dans une école de musique, dans un conservatoire ou dans le cadre d’un programme d’opéra au niveau universitaire. Il sert de lien entre les programmes d’études et le monde professionnel de l’opéra en permettant aux participants d’acquérir l’expérience et les compétences pratiques nécessaires pour devenir un professionnel indépendant.