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 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

Key Season Supporters

Major Sponsors

  • Education Talisman logo
  • Community Outreach Sponsor Cenovus logo
  • Season Sponsor Husky logo
  • Mainstage Media Sponsor Herald logo

Production and Program Sponsors

  • Silent Night BMO
  • Silent Night Commemorative Engagement Cenovus
  • Carmen Nexen
  • Emerging Artist Development Program Enbridge logo
  • RBC Emerging Artists logo
  • Facility Research
  • Opera For All
  • Opera Surtitles
  • Pre-Show Chats KPMG logo
  • Sunday Opera Brunch Series

Key Media Partners

Event and In-Kind Supporters

  • Official Wine Supplier
  • Season Flower Sponsor

Opera in the Village festival sponsors and supporters

  • Site Partner
  • Corporate Partner FRAM and SLOKKER
  • Corporate Partner embassy BOSA
  • Corporate Partner Big Rock Brewery logo
  • Remarkable Experience Accelerator program