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.

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

Christmas at the Opera

A Choral Extravaganza 

Performance Dates:
Friday, December 1 (7:30 pm Evening) - SOLD OUT!
Saturday, December 2 (2:00 pm Matinee and 7:30 pm Evening) - ONLY 10 TICKETS EACH PERFORMANCE AVAILABLE
Sunday, December 3 (2:00 pm Matinee - ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT FOR MATINEE and 7:30 pm Evening - LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE)

Ticket Policy: Tickets are non-refundable, and exchanges can no longer be made. 

Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

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, visit our Christmas Market, and enjoy beautiful music sung by our Calgary Opera Chorus and 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!

Help create a hunger-free community this holiday season!  Bring a non-perishable food item, and help support the Calgary Food Bank.

 Tickets for Christmas at the Opera are $40.00 per person (one price only)

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Conducted by Kimberley-Ann Bartczak
Chorus Repetiteur & Pianist:  Ron Bennie

Featuring Calgary Opera's Emerging Artists
Anne-Marie MacIntosh, Soprano
Nofar Yacobi*, Soprano
Jillian Bonner, Mezzo-Soprano
Morgan Traynor, Mezzo-Soprano
Daevyd Pepper, Tenor
Jan van der Hooft, Tenor
Johnathon Kirby, Baritone
Geoffrey Schellenberg, Baritone

Christmas at the Opera Presented by:

Emerging Artist Development Program Sponsored by:

*Visiting International Emerging Artist Program Sponsored by:

David Lyons                  

 

Where & When

dec 01
7:30PM

SOLD OUT!

1315 - 7 Street SW
dec 02
2:00PM Tickets

Mamdani Opera Centre

1315 - 7 Street SW
dec 02
7:30PM Tickets

10 TICKETS LEFT

1315 - 7 Street SW
dec 03
2:00PM Tickets

10 TICKETS LEFT

1315 - 7 Street SW
dec 03
7:30PM Tickets

Mamdani Opera Centre

1315 - 7 Street SW