Special Events

nov 08
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of Lakmé
nov 13
Taste of the Opera
Lakmé Theme
jan 17
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of Die Tote Stadt
jan 29
Taste of the Opera
Die Tote Stadt Theme
apr 03
Sunday Opera Brunch
Featuring the cast of The Magic Flute
apr 08
Taste of the Opera
The Magic Flute Theme
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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.

We thrive with your support.

Ticket sales cover less than 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

Impresario Circle

Calgary Opera's The Ballad of Baby Doe. Photo by Trudie Lee.

The Impresario Circle is a patron program that inspires individual support by “celebrating the passion and delight of our Opera within an inviting circle of friends.”

Through the generosity of individuals, more than $300,000 in revenue is generated annually to support mainstage productions as well as Education & Outreach programs.

Impresario Circle Levels:

Core   $1,250 - $1,799.99
Bronze   $1,800 - $2,749.99
Silver   $2,750 - $4,999.99
Gold   $5,000 - $9,999.99
Platinum   $10,000 +


All Impresario Circle Patrons receive the core benefits listed below. Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Patrons receive enhanced benefits relative to the level of donation.


Free parking at Calgary Opera performances
Access to Impresario Circle Lounge at Jubilee Auditorium
Front-of-the-line personalized ticket service for all Calgary Opera performances and events
Complimentary coat check at performances
Two complimentary tickets to dress rehearsals upon request
Two complimentary tickets to Opening Night receptions if you are attending the performance on the Opening Nights (Saturdays)
Recognition in the season programs
Tax receipt
Invitation to attend Calgary Opera's AGM as a voting member
Invitation to attend two Impresario Circle Soirées


All benefits listed above plus…
Reciprocal benefits at participating Canadian opera companies
Two tickets to a staging rehearsal for one opera (upon request)


All benefits listed above plus…
Special invitation to a sitz probe (orchestra and cast rehearsal) upon request
Exclusive invitation for two to the Silver Dinner


All benefits listed above plus…
An exclusive invitation for two to the intimate President’s Dinner
Opportunity to watch one act of a mainstage opera from the wings (upon request)


All benefits listed above plus…
Reserved Front Door parking at all Calgary Opera performances at the Jubilee Auditorium
Honorary naming opportunities

To become an Impresario Circle Member contact: 

Brian O'Neill, Development Manager
Click here to download the Impresario Circle Membership Form