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. 


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.

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)

Master Class Series

Master Class Series

Calgary Opera’s Master Class Series offers insights by experts in the classical vocal world. Everyone is welcome to attend: students, teachers, as well as the general public.

Each of the three Sunday afternoon Master Classes will be lead by esteemed voice teachers and repertoire coaches as they work with Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists and novice singers invited from the Calgary community. Come and observe what previous attendees have discovered to be a fascinating process guiding singing artists to their full potential.

Each Master Class session will be held at the Mamdani Opera Centre:
1315 - 7th Street SW

Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

with Tracy Dahl - Guest Emerging Artist Voice Teacher, one of Canada’s premier sopranos, University of Manitoba faculty member, and recently appointed to the Order of Canada.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

with Daniel Okulitch, Bass-baritone - a renowned singer appearing on the world’s opera stages, on numerous recordings, and in a featured role for Calgary Opera’s Canadian premiere of Joby Talbot’s Everest.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm

with Mark Morash, Director of Musical Studies for the San Francisco Opera Centreand its Merola Opera Program, guiding young artists as an eminent vocal coach andas an accompanist for many of North America’s notable opera artists.

TICKETS - $20 including GST

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