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)

Programme de perfectionnement des artistes

The Emerging Artist cast of Cinderella


À propos du programme

Chaque saison, le Programme de perfectionnement des artistes de la relève de Calgary Opera donne la possibilité à un maximum de huit jeunes chanteurs d’étudier et de se produire sous l'égide d'un personnel de professeurs et d’artistes des plus prestigieux.

Ce programme vise les chanteuses et chanteurs canadiens qui ont suivi une formation préprofessionnelle dans le cadre d’un programme d’opéra. Il servira de pont entre les programmes académiques et le monde professionnel de l’opéra en leur offrant l’expérience et les compétences pratiques dont ils ont besoin pour réussir en tant que professionnels à leur compte dans un milieu international hautement concurrentiel.

Le Programme de perfectionnement des artistes de la relève reçoit l’appui de :

  • Emerging Artist Development Program RBC Emerging Artists logo