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)

Valentine Ball

Tickets On Sale Now!!!

Surrender to the timeless passion of opera at the 2nd Annual Opera is Forever Valentine Ball.

Sip champagne, celebrate achievement, and be swept away by beautiful music.  Mix, mingle, and dance until midnight – be part of something special. 

Calgary’s most elegant fundraising dinner.  Support the future of opera and celebrate the successes of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Training Program and the achievements of the program’s Alumni. 


Saturday, February 10, 2018


Crystal Ballroom - Calgary Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Evening Program

7:00 pm      Champagne Reception - Oval Room 
8:00 pm      Dinner & Entertainment - Crystal Ballroom
10:30 pm    Dancing until Midnight - Crystal Ballroom

Silent Auction
Entertainment by Calgary Opera Emerging Artists


Patron Individual
/ ticket            Tax Receipt = $150

Patron Tables of 10
$3,500 / table          Tax Receipt = $1,500

To purchase a table, please contact Shevonne Brodeur, Donor Relations Manager - or 403-802-3409

Corporate Tables
            Tax Receipt = $3,500

To book a corporate table, please contact Suzanne Boyd, Director of Fund Development - or 403-802-3410

All tickets include Champagne Reception, Dinner, Entertainment, Dancing and the Silent Auction. 

Sweetheart Package 

Two Valentine Ball tickets, complete with Champagne Reception, Dinner, Entertainment, Dancing
Overnight Palliser Hotel – Fairmont Room (room & taxes included)
Valet Parking
Valentine Gift

$900 / For Two

This is Calgary Opera’s signature fundraising event of the season. 

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Presenting Sponsor: Strategic Group

Where & When

feb 10
7:00PM Tickets

Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel