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

Santa Barbara Magic Raffle Package

Santa Barbara is a dream destination. From great food and sensational shopping to outdoor adventure, fine wine, and a fabulous arts scene, Santa Barbara has it all! It is a unique mix of stunning natural beauty, big-city sophistication with small-town charm.

Raffle Prize Includes:

  • $1,000 airfare voucher with Air Canada.
  • A three-night stay for two at the Upham Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara complete with complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and Oreos and milk in the evening.
  • VIP tickets to Opera Santa Barbara opening night performance
  • November 7th, including the pre-show Gala Dinner, VIP intermission and post-show party.
  • Dinner for two at Tre Lune Restorante, Montecito.
  • $100 Gift Card to Olio e Limone, Santa Barbara.
  • Private Tour of Montecito’s famed Lotusland, a spectacular 37-acre Botanical Garden of exotic plants built in the 1940’s by Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite.
  • Tour of Santa Ynez Wine Country, known for some of California’s best vintages.

Prize value: $3,300

Draw Date: April 30, 2014 at Arrata Opera Centre 1315 – 7th St. SW
Prize must be accepted as awarded
Tickets $20 each (Only 500 tickets printed)

Where & When

apr 30
12:00PM Tickets

Draw takes place April 30, 2014