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.

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)

Taste of the Opera

Explore opera from the page to the stage, in a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring opera to life. Featuring lively discussions with key members of cast and crew of upcoming productions, Taste of the Opera events are held on select Friday evenings prior to each production. Enjoy food samples from the region in which the opera takes place, and mingle with other opera lovers – whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned fan. 

Everest Taste of the Opera - January 25, 2019
Rigoletto Taste of the Opera - March 29, 2019

Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.  Panel Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Where & When

jan 25
7:00PM Tickets

Taste of the Opera - EVEREST

Mamdani Opera Centre - 1315 - 7 Street SW
mar 29
7:00PM Tickets

Taste of the Opera - RIGOLETTO

Mamdani Opera Centre - 1315 - 7 Street SW