Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

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 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, the Opera in Schools Tour that brings one-act operas into schools performed by Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists, and Allegro Group for those opera lovers (or soon to be opera lovers) under 35. 

Thank you to Repsol and TD for believing that arts can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We thank them for their generous support of our community programs. 

2015-16 Emerging Artists (Photo by Bookstrucker Photography)

Discover everything you need to know about opera, and Calgary Opera.

This section will teach you everything you need to know about Calgary opera, and opera - from buying a ticket to shouting Bravo! at the end of the performance, and everything in-between. You can also discover our Emerging Artist Development Program. Each season, Calgary Opera 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.

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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. 

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Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)

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Photos

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Matthew Bruce and Tracy Dahl in Candide. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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2014 Calgary Opera production of Madame Butterfly. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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Allyson McHardy in Calgary Opera's company premiere of The Italian Girl in Algiers. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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Brett Polegato in Calgary Opera's The Pirates of Penzance. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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Brett Polegato and Ben Heppner in Calgary Opera's Canadian premiere of Moby Dick (2012). Photo by Trudie Lee. Courtesy of Calgary Opera.
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James Westman as Sandy Keith in the Calgary Opera world premiere of The Inventor (2011), by Bramwell Tovey and John Murrell. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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Laura Whalen and Marc Hervieux in the Calgary Opera world premiere of Frobisher (2007), by John Estacio and John Murrell. Photo by Trudie Lee.
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Laura Whalen in the title role and David Pomeroy as Stefano in the Calgary Opera world premiere of Filumena (2003). Co-commissioned by Calgary Opera and The Banff Centre. Photo by Trudie Lee. Courtesy