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



Thu / dec 04 : 7:30PM
Fri / dec 05 : 7:30PM
Sold-Out Sat / dec 06 : 7:30PM
Sold-Out Sun / dec 07 : 2:00PM


Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

Christmas at the Opera

A double-bill featuring Massenet's Le Portait de Manon and beloved Christmas carols

Conducted by Christopher Mokrzewski
Directed by Rob Herriot
Performed by the members of the 2014-2015 Emerging Artist Program

December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30pm
December 7 Matinee at 2pm

General Admission Seating. Tickets: $40

Start the Christmas Season with music! Calgary Opera’s 2014-15 Emerging Artists will fill your ears and hearts with glorious voices accompanied by a live music ensemble. The program will feature Massenet’s The Portrait of Manon plus other seasonal selections. 

Come in from the cold and enjoy the camaraderie of other music-lovers in the intimate setting of the Arrata Opera Centre.

Link (Calgary Herald): Opera offers holiday treats (December 3, 2014)

sponsored by:

  • RBC Emerging Artists logo
  • Community Outreach Sponsor
  • Season Sponsor