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. 

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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. 

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

The Be Seduced Collection

the Be Seduced collection Urban Venus Nail Bar and Calgary Opera announce the release of the Be Seduced collection

CALGARY OPERA is excited to announce the release of an exclusive nail polish collection – Be Seduced – in celebration of the company’s 2013-14 Season of Seduction.

Click Here to Purchase the Be Seduced Nail Polish Online

Partnering with Calgary Opera is Urban Venus Nail Bar, once named in FLARE Magazine as “Where to Get Polished” in Canada. “We were thrilled when asked to be involved in this unique project to develop merchandise for Calgary Opera,” says Urban Venus founder, Rachel Ong. “Urban Venus jumped at the chance to custom blend colours to match the synergy of the season’s three operas.”

The Be Seduced collection includes three polishes packaged in a decorative box and will retail for $35. Each colour represents one of Calgary Opera’s mainstage productions – a ruby red for The Italian Girl from Algiers, a sky blue for The Flying Dutchman and a delicate cream for the exquisite Madame Butterfly.

This fashion-forward way to support Calgary Opera will be available November 30th online at www.calgaryopera.com, at Urban Venus Nail Bar locations and at Calgary Opera performances throughout the season while supplies last. All polishes are toluene, dpt & formaldehyde free and come in stylish Italian glass bottles – a wonderful memento or special gift.

Click here for more information on Urban Venus Nail Bar 

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Where & When

jun 30
12:00AM Tickets

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