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. 

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This section will teach you everything you need to know about Calgary opera, and opera - from buying a ticket to shouting Toi Toi Toi! 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.

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

Christmas at the Opera

Discover holiday season delight with our Christmas tradition, Christmas at the Opera presented by Husky Energy, December 8 - 11 at the Mamdani Opera Centre. 

The featured operatic rarity will be Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle) a delectable one-act farce by the eighteen-year-old Georges Bizet. With recognizable melodies later used in Carmen and The Pearl Fishers, the madcap plot revolves around young lovers thwarted by their elders and (in our version) a Christmas dinner gone horribly wrong. 

Paired with a magical melange of staged carols, it’s Christmas Season perfection!

Directed by Rob Herriot, and Conducted by Christopher “Topher” Mokrzewski

Generously Presented By


 

Watch Calgary Opera and the cast and crew of Christmas at the Opera – Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle) having a little fun during rehearsal at Mamdani Opera Centre!  #MannequinChallenge


THE CAST

Director Rob Herriot & Christopher Mokrzewski and members of our Emerging Artist Development Program (both current and alumni). From left to right - Simon Chalifoux, Matt Chittick, Jonathon Kirby, Anne-Marie MacIntosh, Jason Ragan, Morgan Traynor, Stephanie Tritchew (Emerging Artist Alumni) and Lauren Woods. 

Photos

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Director, Rob Herriot
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Conductor, Christopher Mokrzewski
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Simon Chalifoux
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Matt Chittick
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Johnathon Kirby
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Anne-Marie MacIntosh
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Jason Ragan
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Morgan Traynor
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Stephanie Tritchew
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Lauren Woods

Where & When

dec 08
7:30PM

Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle)

Mamdani Opera Centre
dec 09
7:30PM

Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle)

Mamdani Opera Centre
dec 10
2:00PM

Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle)

Mamdani Opera Centre
dec 10
7:30PM

Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle)

Mamdani Opera Centre
dec 11
2:00PM

Doctor Miracle (Le Docteur Miracle)

Mamdani Opera Centre