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)

Calgary Opera and CASL

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

We appreciate the opportunity to share with you information about Calgary Opera activities that is relevant to you.

Calgary Opera has been extensively studying Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation and how it will affect our business practices. There has been a tremendous amount of confusion regarding Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), and how they will ultimately affect charitable organizations across Canada and their ability to raise funds, so we have made considerable efforts to understand the new legislation and how they apply to Calgary Opera.

After much consultation, discussion with colleagues across Calgary and Western Canada, and communications with Imagine Canada and Industry Canada, Calgary Opera is taking the following steps:

• We will add our charitable registration number to the informational footer on all of our Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs).
• We will add web links to both our Privacy Policy and our response to the Anti-Spam legislation to the footer on all of our CEMs.
• We will continue to provide recipients with a clear and prominent option to unsubscribe from our mailing lists on all of our CEMs.
• We will make it easier for patrons of Calgary Opera to opt-out of receiving Electronic, Mail, and Phone marketing during the online ticketing order process.
• We will continue to hold to the high standards of our Privacy Policy and respect the wishes of those who do not wish to be contacted.
• We will continue to keep strong records tracking how we come to collect personal information and only send messages relevant to that contact.

Calgary Opera has decided to take these actions based on Imagine Canada and Industry Canada’s interpretation on the exemptions granted to registered charities using electronic messages to raise funds.

We value our patrons and their right to privacy, and are committed to ensuring that we honour our patron’s wishes on how you choose to be contacted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Canada’s Anti-Spam Law and Calgary Opera’s response to the new legislation please contact:

Ashley Meller, Director of Marketing & PR
Calgary Opera
1315 – 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1A5

Important Links

Calgary Opera Personal Information Protection Policy

CRTC releases anti-spam guidance for charities