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)

News & Media Coverage

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

June, 2018

Calgary Opera Receives Nominations for Tosca - Calgary Herald

March/April, 2018

Braid Brilliant in Tosca role Debut - Schmopera

Straight Up Splendor for Calgary Opera's Tosca - Calgary Herald

From Terrace to Tosca - Interview with Ambur Braid, Soprano  - 
(CBC Eyeopener with David Gray) April 13, 2018

Timely and Timeless:  A Preview of Calgary Opera's Tosca - The Calgary Herald, April 7, 2018

Calgary Opera's Bold New CEO - La Scena Musicales, April 8, 2018

Behind the Scenes in Wardrobe:  Tosca - Calgary Opera (Video)

An Interview with Tosca (Ambur Braid) - Calgary Opera (Video)

Calgary Opera Balances Big Fat Productions with Leaner Artistic Shows - The Globe and Mail

Calgary Opera Challenges Boundaries with Bold Season - The Calgary Herald

Calgary Opera's 2018-19 Season - Opera Canada

Keith Cerny Looks to Change The Equation at Calgary Opera - The Globe and Mail

Hannaraptor!  Calgary Opera Coming to A School Near You! - Calgary Opera (Video)

February, 2018

Calgary Opera's Eugene Onegin Mixes Classic Tale with Modern Technology - The Calgary Herald

Calgary Opera to Stay True to the Russian Soul of Eugene Onegin - The Calgary Herald

Building the Set of Eugene Onegin - Calgary Opera (Video)

Opera is Forever - A Look Behind the ScenesCalgary Opera (Video)

Calgary Opera's Eugene Onegin - Calgary Opera (Video)

Kimberley-Ann Bartczak Introduces Us to Eugene Onegin - Calgary Opera (Video)

Calgary Opera Sits Down with Artists from Eugene Onegin Calgary Opera (Video)

Calgary Opera's Valentine Ball Hits All The Right Notes - Calgary Herald (Bill Brooks)

January, 2018

Calgary Opera's Tatiana - Lara Ciekiewicz - 5 Pieces That Changed My Life - CBC Radio

Calgary Opera's New Boss - CBC Eyeopener (David Gray Interviews Keith Cerny, Ph.D.)