Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

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 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, the Opera in Schools Tour that brings one-act operas into schools performed by Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists, and Allegro Group for those opera lovers (or soon to be opera lovers) under 35. 

Thank you to Repsol and TD for believing that arts can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We thank them for their generous support of our community programs. 

2015-16 Emerging Artists (Photo by Bookstrucker Photography)

Discover everything you need to know about opera, and Calgary Opera.

This section will teach you everything you need to know about Calgary opera, and opera - from buying a ticket to shouting Bravo! at the end of the performance, and everything in-between. You can also discover our Emerging Artist Development Program. Each season, Calgary Opera 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. 


Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)

Individual Donations

Nathalie Paulin in Calgary Opera's Manon. Photo by Trudie Lee.

Calgary Opera Mission:
“To Engage our Audience and Enhance our Community through the Magic of Opera.”

Calgary Opera is a professional company that has presented opera for 41 years at the Jubilee Auditorium for a total of over 300 performances. Calgary Opera has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most highly regarded performing arts organizations as well as a leader in the production of new works in Canada. Not only that, but Calgary Opera is a financial success story with healthy financial practices based on solid governance policies and an emphasis on fiscal responsibility, artistic development and community outreach.

Your donation to Calgary Opera supports mainstage productions as well as Education and Outreach programs that involve thousands of students in Calgary and southern Alberta.

All donors who give $20 or more automatically receive a tax receipt. Donors who contribute $100 or more are listed in the house program (unless you prefer to remain anonymous). Donors who wish to make a contribution of $1,250 or more become part of our Impresario Circle.

To make a donation phone 403-262-7286, or click here to donate online

Calgary Opera is a registered charity (#11882 3830 RR0001).