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.

Carmen Photo by Trudie Lee

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.

 Repsol 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

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

Corporate Support

Calgary Opera's Ariadne auf Naxos. Photo by Trudie Lee.

Opera is the grandest of all art forms.

Opera is powerful, emotional, immediate and larger-than-life. Opera deals with timeless mythology and the eternal struggles and joys of human nature. Opera is presented in the grandest of forms with live music, drama, movement, extravagant sets, costumes and stage effects. Opera touches the heart!

Calgary Opera's key supporters

Season Sponsor

Husky Energy 

Community Outreach Sponsor

Cenovus Energy

Mainstage Media Sponsor

Calgary Herald

Production Sponsors

Die Tote Stadt  - BMO Financial Group

The Magic Flute  - CNOOC Nexen Energy

Emerging Artist Development Program

RBC Foundation

Let’s Create an Opera


Mamdani Opera Centre

Strategic Group 

Opera in the Schools Tour

Cenovus Energy 

Opera Surtitles

Sun Life Financial 

Pre-Show Chats


Sunday Opera Brunch Series

McLeod Law

Opera in the Village Presenting Sponsor

Imperial Oil

Opera in the Village Site Sponsor 

Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

Festival Energizing Partner 


Corporate Partners 

ATB Financial 
Embassy Bosa 
Fram & Slokker 
Stuart Olson 

Community Partners 

Calgary Hotel Association 
Tourism Calgary 

Logistic Supporter

ATCO Structures & Logistics 

Media Partners

Calgary Herald 
Global Calgary 
Pattison Outdoor

Corporate Support Brings Opera Alive!  

Calgary Opera offers an expansive list of sponsorship properties for corporate and community sponsorship with a benefit program tailored to each sponsors community investment goals. Sponsorship opportunities include:

Season Sponsorship
Community Outreach Sponsorship 
Production Sponsorship 
Performance Sponsorship 
Emerging Artist Development Program 
Impresario Circle 
Let’s Create an Opera 
Opera Chorus 
Opera for All 
Opera in the Schools Tour 
Opera in the Village Festival 
Opera Surtitles 
Orchestra Sponsorship 
Pre-Show Chats 
Student Dress Rehearsal Program 
Sunday Opera Brunch Series 
Teacher Study Guides