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. 

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

Sunday Opera Brunch

Take a delicious buffet brunch, add a fabulous classic setting, throw in a handful of Canada’s top operatic performers, and stir. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.

The coupling of food and song is the perfect recipe. Both warm the heart, nourish the soul and elevate the spirit. Both make you feel good and both leave you wanting more. This is the magic of our Sunday Opera Brunch!

The brunch takes place two weeks before each Calgary Opera mainstage production. It is an opportunity to feast on a wonderful buffet in the beautiful Devonian Room of the Calgary Petroleum Club and be moved by a recital performance featuring singers from the upcoming opera. Bring your appetite! 

Sunday Brunch Dates:

Sunday, November 5
11:30 am - Calgary Petroleum Club
Featuring artists from Calgary Opera's production of The Barber of Seville

Sunday, January 21
11:30 am - Calgary Petroleum Club
Featuring artists from Calgary Opera's production of Eugene Onegin

Sunday, March 25
11:30 am - Calgary Petroleum Club
Featuring artists from Calgary Opera's production of Tosca

Calgary Petroleum Club
319 - 5 Avenue SW
Doors Open at 11:00 a.m., Brunch Served at 11:30 a.m.

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Where & When

nov 05
11:30AM Tickets

Calgary Petroleum Club

319 - 5 Avenue SW
jan 21
11:30AM Tickets

Calgary Petroleum Club

319 - 5 Avenue SW
mar 25
11:30AM Tickets

Calgary Petroleum Club

319 - 5 Avenue SW