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)

Opera Discovery Pass


If you've never seen a season of opera, we're inviting you to test-drive the experience the way it's meant to be enjoyed: from great seats, with great company, as a special night out 3 times this season.

Get the full opera experience at a fraction of the price with a 3-show package built specifically for first-time subscribers that offers up to 70% off regular tickets.

France Bellemare, Luc Robert - Opéra de Montréal – Yves Renaud (2017)Dario Volonté, Lauren Flanigan - Cincinnati Opera - Philip Groshong (2003)Jennifer France - Marco Borggreve © Nederlandse Reisopera (2016)

How it works:

  • Limited, one-time offer for new subscribers only.
  • $165 for tickets to all 3 main stage performances (La Bohème, Norma, Ariadne auf Naxos) – works out to just $55 per ticket.
  • You choose the best performance day for you (Saturday, Wednesday or Friday) – we’ll find you the best available seats (first balcony or better) on your chosen night.
  • Buy early for the best seats. Discovery Pass holders will be seated in the order of purchase approximately one month prior to the performance date.

 Get your Discovery Pass today by selecting a day below or calling our Box Office at 403-262-7286 for more information.


NOTE: Please indicate when ordering if you require wheelchair accessible seats. Limit of 2 passes per order and 1 order per person. Changes to tickets are subject to upgrade fees. Discovery Pass holders are not eligible for pre-paid parking.
Photos: La Bohème: France Bellemare, Luc Robert - Opéra de Montréal – Yves Renaud (2017), Norma: Dario Volonté, Lauren Flanigan - Cincinnati Opera - Philip Groshong (2003), Jennifer France - Marco Borggreve © Nederlandse Reisopera (2016)