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. 

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 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.

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)


Tickets Sat / apr 01 : 7:30PM
Tickets Wed / apr 05 : 7:30PM
Tickets Fri / apr 07 : 7:30PM


Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14th Ave. NW


by Giacomo Puccini

Discover Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, April 1st, 5th and 7th. 

**All performances are at 7:30 pm.  Ticket exchanges must be done no less than 48 hours before the performance.

Experience the grandeur and spectacle of Turandot - one of the most popular operas of all time.

Revel in Princess Turandot’s defiance, as she sentences potential suitors who can’t answer her three riddles to death. She meets her match when confronted by the clever Prince Calaf who tries to melt her icy heart with a game of his own.

Turandot features the famous aria - "Nessun Dorma," made popular by The Three Tenors, and Luciano Pavarotti at the FIFA World Cup and 2006 Olympics.  Watch the video.

The production stars Michele Capalbo as Turandot, David Pomeroy as Calaf, Mariateresa Magisano as Liu and Alexendre Sylvestre as Timur. Turandot is conducted by Joseph Mechavich with stage direction by Brian Deedrick


Read the Preview on Turandot in the Calgary Herald

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