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 / aug 12 : 12:00PM
Tickets Sun / aug 13 : 12:00PM
Tickets Sat / aug 19 : 12:00PM
Tickets Sun / aug 20 : 12:00PM


Elbow River Pathway


Join us for Cinderella at Opera in the Village, an adaptation by Rob Herriot of two operas; Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon. This one-act opera is a perfect introduction to opera, and fun for the entire family.

Please note the Cinderella requires audience participation! Four children from the audience will be asked to act as ‘mice’ to help with Cinderella’s ball gown and guide her coach!

The pianist for Cinderella is Kimberley Bartczak, with Set & Costume Design by Hanne Loosen. See below for the full cast list. 

Tickets for Cinderella are $15.  Children under 2 who do not require a seat are free. If you have a carseat, or a child that requires a seat, all fees are $15.00.  TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, PLEASE COME TO OUR BOX OFFICE TENT AT ENMAX PARK AT THE HOURS LISTED BELOW. The Mamdani Opera Centre Box Office on 1315 - 7 Street SW is now closed, as our Box Office has moved to ENMAX Park.

Cinderella Performance Information - Please Read

Box Office Hours at Opera in the Village:
Friday, August 11 - 7:00 pm (ENMAX Park, Box Office Tent, beside the Mainstage Tent)
Saturday, August 12 - 11:00 am (same location as above)
Sunday, August 13 - 11:00 am (same located as above)

Thursday, August 17 - 7:00 pm (ENMAX Park, Box Office Tent, beside the Mainstage Tent)
Friday, August 18 - 7:00 pm (same location as above)
Saturday, August 19 - 11:00 am (same location as above)
Sunday, August 20 - 11:00 am (same location as above)

  • Doors to the Mainstage Tent for each performance are open one half hour prior to the performance (11:30 am for Cinderella)
  • The Mainstage Tent is not air-conditioned, however each of the sides open easily for air circulation.
  • If you haven't been to ENMAX Park before, download the location Map here
  • Cinderella performances are located in a purpose-built Mainstage Tent with seating provided
  • Seating is GENERAL ADMISSION for Cinderella, which means NOT assigned, so it is first-come, first-served.
  • Come early!  Parking is $15.00 and is through Calgary Stampede. Lot 2 is the closest to the Mainstage Tent.  You will have to walk across the footbridge to get to the Mainstage Tent after parking (about a 5 minute walk for able walkers)
  • If you have a Alberta Disabled Parking Card, please show to the Parking Attendant/Volunteer and they will direct you to drop off appropriately by the Tent.
  • If you have reduced mobility, but do not have a Alberta Disabled Parking Card, you may have the vehicle drop you off at the Mainstage Tent, but no parking can be provided by the Tent.  Please see the Parking Attendant/Volunteer for this information.
  • If you are riding a bicycle, there are bike racks available around the Park to secure your bicycle
  • If taking the CTrain, the best station to get off at is Victoria Park Station, and walk through Stampede Park, and walk in between the Saddledome and the Agricultural Building on Agricultural Trail to get to ENMAX Park, and walk across the footbridge.  This takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes for able walkers.
  • Before the performances at 12:00 noon, you may want to eat prior to coming, but there is a Food Truck and concession available.


The Cast