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)


Updated November 1, 2019.



Supernumeraries are non-speaking “extras” who share the stage with operatic artists.  Supers can play many roles such as soldiers, townspeople, servants and party guests and help fill out crowd scenes. 

This is an exciting opportunity to share the stage with Opera Singers and see and hear opera from a unique perspective.

  • 8 Men to portray Roman Soldiers.  Must be athletic, preferably of a heavier build and comfortable onstage.
  • 1 Man to portray Roman Captain.  As above and with some acting experience.
  • 2 Children – appear to be twin boys about 4 to 6 years of age.  Acting experience preferred.

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The Company Manager is a key member of the leadership team and is responsible for administrative aspects in the Artistic department. The Company Manager will be a point of contact for all artists prior to the beginning of the rehearsal process and responsible for artistic contracts, immigration applications as required, housing for artists as required, transportation for Artists as required (pick ups at airports), among other duties.

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Calgary Opera is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to be our new Database and Ticketing Manager.  This position requires a high-level understanding of organizational priorities and the ability to distill them into effective sales, data capture and analysis, database maintenance and reporting strategies for a variety of internal stakeholders. They will also play a role in the development and execution of ticket sales, market segmentation, pricing, fundraising and customer service strategies. The Database and Ticketing Manager is specifically responsible and accountable for the oversight and operation of our CRM (Tessitura) including overseeing training and compliance, execution of our ticket and pricing builds, online ticket sales and donations management, and data analysis and reporting.

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Calgary Opera is looking for a Marketing and Communications Specialist to play a key role in the execution of market segmentation, digital advertising, analytics, communications, and campaign measurement strategies, as well as the day-to-day management of the website, e-mail marketing, digital analytics and social media channels. The Marketing and Communications Specialist is specifically responsible and accountable for content creation (photo, video, and copy), social media community management, paid marketing fulfillment, marketing partnership fulfillment and direct e-mail marketing.

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