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. 


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

Valentine Ball

Join us Sunday, February 9th for our 3rd annual 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 9th, 2019


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


Sweetheart Package*
Make a night of it for two! Includes:
2 Valentine Ball tickets, Champagne Reception, Dinner, Entertainment & Dancing
Overnight at Palliser Hotel in a Fairmont Room (room & taxes included)
Valet Parking
Valentine Gift

$975/couple                    Tax receipt: $400
Click HERE to purchase

$400/ticket ($200 tax receipt) - Click HERE to purchase

$4000/Table ($2000 tax receipt) -  Contact Shevonne Brodeur for Tickets

For information about Corporate Tables contact Suzanne Boyd

*Already have tickets and want to upgrade to the Sweetheart Package? Contact Shevonne at or 403.802.3409

Entertainment by Calgary Opera Emerging Artists
This is Calgary Opera’s signature fundraising event of the season. 

Have a peek at our Silent Auction items from last year
Have a peek at some photos from last year's Valentine Ball

Presenting Sponsor: Strategic Group

Where & When

feb 09
7:00PM Tickets

Crystal Ballroom - Calgary Fairmont Palliser Hotel