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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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)

Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov

Anna Netrebko & Yusif Eyvazov

In Concert, presented by Calgary Opera  

For one night only, experience the brilliant voice of international superstar Soprano Anna Netrebko, in concert with Tenor Yusif Eyvazov, and conducted by Jader Bignamini with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

The concert will feature famous opera arias and duets by Verdi, Puccini and other composers. 

Watch Anna Netrebko in La Traviata

Tickets range from $60 to $250.


Where to Stay

For a special rate at the Fairmont Palliser Calgary, contact their Reservations Department by calling 403-262-1234 and ask for In House reservations or email their In House Reservations Department at and ask for Calgary Opera Rate Offer or refer to the reservations code OPERA0417. You may book accommodation on a space available basis only. The rate will be guaranteed based on availability up until March 29, 2017.

 Anna Netrebko - Soprano    

 Anna Netrebko has redefined what it means to be an opera star. Today’s reigning prima donna, she routinely headlines major productions at leading opera houses across the globe, and was the first classical musician to be chosen as one of the “Time 100,” Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. With her distinctively beautiful voice, abundant charisma, and arresting stage presence, she makes an indelible impression with each of the roles she portrays.

Since her triumphant Salzburg Festival debut in 2002 as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Netrebko has gone on to appear with nearly all the world’s great opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, London’s Royal Opera House, Milan’s La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, Zurich Opera, Berlin State Opera, and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. She frequently returns to the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg (where she made her stage debut as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro) to collaborate with her longtime mentor, conductor Valery Gergiev. As well as Mozart’s Susanna, Netrebko’s other signature roles past and present include Mimì (La bohème), Manon Lescaut; Violetta (La traviata), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Giovanna d’Arco; Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Elvira (I puritani), Amina (La sonnambula); Donna Anna (Don Giovanni); Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), and Anna Bolena; the title role in Manon; Juliette in Roméo et Juliette; Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Iolanta, and Elsa in Lohengrin.

Anna Netrebko boasts an extensive discography that includes solo albums, complete opera recordings, and concert repertoire. Her solo discs for Deutsche Grammophon – Opera Arias, Sempre Libera, Russian Album, Souvenirs, In the Still of Night, Anna Netrebko: Live at the Metropolitan Opera, and Anna Netrebko: Verdi – have all been bestsellers, as have her full-length recordings of La traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, La bohème, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Giovanna d’Arco, Britten’s War Requiem, and the Stabat Maters of both Pergolesi and Rossini. Her CD Duets, with tenor Rolando Villazón, set a record for the best European debut for a classical album, climbing to the top of the pop charts in several countries.

Netrebko has been profiled in numerous magazines, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country. She has also been featured on television shows such as ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS’s 60 Minutes, CNN’s Revealed, and Germany’s Wetten, dass..? Documentaries about her have been televised in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland.

Anna Netrebko’s other honors and awards include Grammy nominations for her recordings Violetta and Russian Album; 2016 Opera News Award; Musical America’s 2008 “Musician of the Year”; Germany’s prestigious Bambi Award; the UK’s Classical BRIT Awards for “Singer of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year”; and eleven German ECHO Klassik awards.

Born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, Anna Netrebko studied vocal performance at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. A passionate advocate for children’s causes, she supports a number of charitable organizations, including SOS-Kinderdorf International and the Russian Children’s Welfare Society. She is a global ambassador for Chopard jewelry.

Yusif Eyvazov - Tenor 

Yusif Eyvazov was born in Algiers and moved to Italy where he completed his advanced studies with renowned tenor Franco Corelli and soprano Ghena Dimitrova.

Yusif Eyvazov kicks off his season 16/17 with a series of concerts in Hamburg, Köln, Sochi, Budapest und Moscow, accompanied by Anna Netrebko. He then returns to the Bolshoi-theater in October as Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut). The season will then be shaped by several house- and role debuts including Macduff (Macbeth) at Bayerische Staatsoper, the title role of Andrea Chenier at the Prague Opera and Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur) at the Mariinsky Theater. Further concerts will lead him to Paris, Muscat, Calgary and Toronto. He is appearing on Anna Netrebko’s new recording “Verismo”, released by Deutsche Grammophon.

In 2015/16 season, Yusif Eyvazov made a series of important debuts. He started in the Los Angeles Opera production of I Pagliacci conducted by Plácido Domingo, made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing Calaf in Turandot and then also appeared for the first time at both the Paris Opera and at the Staatsoper Berlin in Il Trovatore. His debut came at the Salzburg Festival in the summer of 2016 performing Manon Lescaut. On the concert stage undertook a major concert tour throughout Asia alongside Anna Netrebko in the spring of 2016. 

Yusif Eyvazov’s other recent performances include Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Symphony Orchestra LaVerdi in Milan, Radamès in Aida for Opera Fiesole and the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the title role of Verdi’s Otello for the Ravenna Music Festival, Manon Lescaut (Des Grieux) alongside Anna Netrebko at the Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome under the baton of Riccardo Muti, and Canio in I Pagliacci at Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy under the baton Paolo Carignani.


Where & When

apr 30
7:30PM Tickets

In Concert - One Night Only

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave SE