Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

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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. 

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

Sat / apr 14 : 7:30PM
Wed / apr 18 : 7:30PM
Fri / apr 20 : 7:30PM
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Where

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14th Ave. NW

Tosca

GIACOMO PUCCINI

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

You can purchase tickets at the Box Office at Jubilee Auditorium beginning at 6:30 pm.  Student rush tickets available with VALID Student I.D. 

Ticket Information: Please note there are no refunds on tickets. 

Our final production of the season is one of the world’s most-produced and beloved operas. Tosca, a famous opera singer, becomes the object of affection of two men, Scarpia, the Chief of Police and her true love, Cavaradossi, a famous painter. When a tragic betrayal strikes, Tosca takes revenge and makes the ultimate sacrifice to be with her one true love.

Expect to be moved by this famously tragic story and Puccini’s superb score. 

 Read the Calgary Herald Review of Tosca

  Listen to the CBC Eyeopener Interview
           with Ambur Braid, Soprano (Tosca)

Thank you to Tosca Production Sponsor: Nexen a CNOOC Limited Company 

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Learn more about Tosca HERE

Pre-Show Chats

6:30 pm (prior to each performance on Sturday, April 14, Wednesday, April 18 and Friday, April 20)
Jubilee Auditorium - Main Floor
FREE to attend for all performance ticket holders

Dive into the world of Tosca before each performance, with a Pre-Show Chat on the background, music and story of Tosca.  Featuring Cody Obst, Pianist, conductor, vocal coach, and organist.

Tosca Fun Facts 

- Tosca is 5th most-produced opera in the world 
- It was first performed in 1900, at the end of Romantic period, and start of Verismo Period 
- Verismo is synonymous with Italian composers, who base their works on real people and real stories
- Tosca was based on a successful play by Victorein Sardou
- The character of Tosca is based off famous actress Sarah Bernhardt
- The libretto was written by Illica & Giacosa, who also wrote La Bohème

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