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.

Silent Night - November 8, 12, 14. Photo by Michal Daniel Photography

We thrive with your support.

Ticket sales cover about half 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



Tickets Fri / may 03 : 7:30PM
Tickets Sun / may 05 : 2:00PM
Tickets Tue / may 07 : 7:30PM
Tickets Thu / may 09 : 7:30PM


Arrata Opera Centre
1315 7 Street SW

The Spanish Hour / Susanna's Secret


Meet the young woman, Susanna who has an embarrassing secret she’s hiding from her new husband, the count, and it’s not what he thinks it is in Susanna’s Secret. After intermission a clockmaker’s shop becomes the scene for secret affairs and silly antics when the clockmaker’s wife attempts to seduce a young poet, and is foiled at every turn despite her valiant attempts in The Spanish Hour.

The Cast


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Unpainted, early construction
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Floor being installed, painting underway
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Construction happening on the outdoor porch of the Arrata Opera Centre
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Set painted, floor underway
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Floor installed, painting done. Time for props!
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Ready to go!