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)

Contact Us

By mail or in person:
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Mamdani Opera Centre: 403-262-7286
fax: 403-263-5428
email: info@calgaryopera.com
 

STAFF CONTACT LIST

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Keith Cerny, General Director & CEO

Lauren Martin, Director of Finance & Administration (On Leave)
403-802-3401

Tessa Chan, Director of Finance & Administration (Acting)
403-802-3401


Bonni Baynton, Director of Production
403-802-3411

Suzanne Boyd, Director of Fund Development 
403-802-3410

Ashley Meller, Director of Marketing & PR
403-802-3407

Brenda-Ann Marks, Capital Campaign Development Manager
403-802-3418

Mel Kirby, Manager, Emerging Artist Development Program
403-802-3405

ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE

Nicola Dawes, Executive Assistant & Artist Relations Coordinator 
403-802-3402

Steven Weisbrod, Accountant 
403-802-3414

ARTISTIC/MUSIC

Kimberley-Ann Bartczak , Resident Conductor & Repetiteur
403-802-3416

EDUCATION

Patricia Kesler, Education & Outreach Coordinator
403-802-3404

DEVELOPMENT

Shevonne Brodeur, Donor Relations Manager
403-802-3409

Dani Spady, Development Officer - Grants, Foundations, & Strategic Partnerships
403-802-3415

Karin Nybo, Development Officer
403-802-3400

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Noree Claerhout, Marketing Manager
403-802-3423

Raynah Bourne, Box Office & Audience Relations  
403-802-3408

PRODUCTION

Eugenio Sáenz Flores, Technical Director
403-802-3420

Kalyna Conrad, Assistant Technical Director (On Leave)
403-802-3412

Eric Hindley, Assistant Technical Director (Acting)
403-802-3412