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. 

Thank you to Repsol and TD for believing that arts can make a positive difference to the lives of young people. We thank them for their generous support of our community programs. 

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)

Study Guides

In order to make a trip to the opera more accessible for students attending the For Students Only Dress Rehearsals, Calgary Opera provides study guides to teachers so that they can help their classes prepare for the performance they are about to see.

The Study Guides are designed to be integrated into lesson plans in such subjects as music, history, literature and drama.

A study of the arts enhances young people’s intellectual, personal, and social development. The arts provide a rich and engaging curriculum that develops students’ abilities to understand the world and its cultures.

These Study Guides provide lesson plans, plotlines, character summaries, opera terminology and much more. Also see the downloadable music excerpts.

For more information, please contact:
Olga Primak, Education & Outreach Coordinator
oprimak@calgaryopera.com

403-802-3404

STUDY GUIDES

 

The Barber of Seville

Turandot

Filumena

Cinderella

Carmen Study Guide

The Scorpions' Sting  

Silent Night  

Marriage of Figaro