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)

Advertising Opportunities

Advertise with Calgary Opera

Advertising in the Calgary Opera program is the perfect way to reach a high value, influential Calgary audience.

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Calgary Opera produces three, full colour programs per season for our mainstage series.


  • An electronic file in Macintosh format is required for supplied ads. Press-ready PDFs are preferable.
  • Images must be a minimum of 300 dpi. Full design and production services are available for an additional fee.
  • All advertising content and design must meet publisher's standards.
  • Printing sheet-fed, high quality matte stock, four colour process.

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For media, advertising, interviews, and information, please contact Ashley Meller, Director, Marketing & PR at (403) 802-3407 or