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)

California Wine Fair

California Wine Fair


Discover California Wines

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00-9:30 P.M.
Palomino Room
BMO Centre at Stampede Park
1410 Olympic Way SE

If you are a Calgary Flames fan, we are truly sorry that there will not be a 7th game April 25th.  Yes, opera people are also hockey people and we feel your pain.  

However, if you would like to celebrate an exciting season or drown your sorrows, consider attending another happening at Stampede Park – the California Wine Fair.  It is an event in support of Calgary Opera, but is also the largest selection of California wines you will ever see (and taste) at one time!  And, the silent wine auction features many sought-after wines not even available in Canada! 

Raise a glass to California and enjoy a unique opportunity to sample a wide selection of more than 400 premium wines from 150 of California's top producers. 

This is the largest tour of California wines in Canada!  View the list of fine wines that will be available for auction bidding!

Savour delicious hors d'oeuvres and explore a very special selection of silent auction items - including wines made available only for this occasion.


$75 (includes GST) - or use promo code if you have received one.

Click HERE to purchase tickets. 

A Fundraising Event for Calgary Opera

Corporate/Group Tickets

Special ticket discounts are available for Corporate/Group orders of ten or more tickets. Please contact the Calgary Opera Box Office at 403-262-7286 for more details or to book your group.

Silent Auction Items 

If you are lamenting the Flames early departure from the playoff run, how about a Sam Bennet hockey stick to ease the pain!  It is just one of many fabulous “life-style” auction items available the night of the Wine Fair.  Check out the items here.

Where & When

apr 25
7:00PM Tickets

Palomino Room BMO Centre at Stampede Park

1410 Olympic Way SE