On the Mainstage
November 18, 22 & 24, 2017
Our season opens with this classic, one of the world’s most-popular comic operas. Escape into the hilarious high-jinx of Count Almaviva, as he plots against Doctor Bartolo (with the help of the town barber – and jack of all trades - Figaro), to win the love of the beautiful Rosina. Expect lots of laughs, and Rossini’s most famous music.
We continue our mainstage productions with an epic Russian masterpiece. Tatyana is introduced to the dashing Onegin and immediately falls in love. He coldly rejects her. His choice to flirt with Olga, fiancée of his friend Lensky, results in a heart-stopping duel between the two. Years later, Onegin realizes he loves Tatyana, however it is too late. Escape into Tchaikovsky’s beautiful soaring arias and orchestral music. Expect to see a new Calgary Opera production of this classic.
April 14, 18 & 20, 2018
Our final production of the season is one of the world’s most-produced and beloved operas. Escape into this love triangle as Tosca, a famous opera singer, becomes the object of affection of two men, Scarpia, the Chief of Police and her true love, Cavardossi, a famous painter. When Scarpia uses his influence to have Cavardossi killed, and attempts to rape Tosca, she kills him. Once Tosca realizes Cavaradossi is dead, she plunges to her own death. Expect to be moved by this romantically tragic story and Puccini’s superb score.
August 10-13 & 17-20, 2017
The full-scale Opera in the Village is back this year, but in our new location of Enmax Park. Join us for 8 days of entertainment for the entire family.
Calgary Opera is thrilled to bring Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific to Opera in the Village. This timeless production has instantly recognizable tunes like Some Enchanted Evening, There is Nothing Like a Dame, Bali Hai and I’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair.
Also playing at Opera in the Village is our Emerging Artist alumni production of Cinderella, adapted by Rob Herriot from operas by Rossini and Massenet.
December 1, 2 & 3, 2017
A CHORAL EXTRAVAGANZA
Featuring the Calgary Opera Chorus and Emerging Artists Join us in the intimate setting of our Mamdani Opera Centre winter wonderland for this holiday tradition. Sip on holiday beverages, savour holiday treats and enjoy beautiful music sung by the Calgary Opera Chorus and our Emerging Artists. From the famous Hallelujah chorus of Handel’s Messiah to Irving Berlin’s I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas, this concert will fill your heart and soul with the holiday spirit!
May 3, 4 & 5, 2018
One of the most beloved comic operas, Così fan tutte has some of the most melodic and memorable music in the repertoire. A battle of the sexes ensues when Guglielmo and Ferrando decide to test the strength and devotion of their fiancées Fiordiligi and Dorabella. Love and fidelity are on the line!