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.

Calgary Opera's world premiere of The Inventor. Photo by Trudie Lee.

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. 

Contact Us

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5
Phone: 403-262-7286

Sopranos 'n' Saddles

Photo courtesy of Calgary Polo Club

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Calgary Polo Club
11:30 – 4:00
Tickets: $95

The Sport of Kings and the grandest of art forms come together for an afternoon of excitement and enchantment at the 2nd annual Sopranos ‘N’ Saddles.

The day will feature a championship polo match (with educational commentary), a performance by members of Calgary Opera's Emerging Artists Alumni, a reception sponsored by Terrazas Wines, and a delicious buffet lunch.

And no polo match would be complete without the traditional divot stomp and “Best Hat Award”! All are encouraged to bring along their finest hat attire or visit Mo Fraser of Zsa Zsa’s Hat Salon onsite with an exquisite selection of hats for the occasion.
The “best hat” will be crowned centre field with a prize of a bottle of Cheval des Andes fine red wine.

We will hope for the most glorious of days, but have made arrangements for inclement weather.

11:30 am Reception sponsored by Terrazas Wines
12:30 pm Welcome and Opera Performance
12:45 Buffet Lunch
2:00 pm Polo Match
2:45 pm Divot Stomp and “Best Hat Award”

For tickets or information call 403.262.7286.


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Where & When

jul 21

Sopranos 'n' Saddles

Calgary Polo Club