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.

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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)

Events & Performance Calendar

January 2018 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Sunday Jan 21  :  11:30 AM Sunday Opera Brunch
Calgary Petroleum Club
319 - 5 Avenue SW
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Friday Jan 26  :  7:00 PM Taste of the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
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February 2018 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Saturday Feb 3  :  7:30 PM Eugene Onegin
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Sunday Feb 4  :  2:00 PM Master Class Series
CONQUERING OPERATIC REPERTOIRE
Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7 St SW
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Wednesday Feb 7  :  7:30 PM Eugene Onegin
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Friday Feb 9  :  7:30 PM Eugene Onegin
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Saturday Feb 10  :  7:00 PM Valentine Ball
Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel
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March 2018 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Sunday Mar 25  :  11:30 AM Sunday Opera Brunch
Calgary Petroleum Club
319 - 5 Avenue SW
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April 2018 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Friday Apr 6  :  7:00 PM Taste of the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
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Sunday Apr 8  :  2:00 PM Master Class Series
ACHIEVING VOCAL EXCELLENCE
Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7 St SW
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Saturday Apr 14  :  7:30 PM Tosca
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Wednesday Apr 18  :  7:30 PM Tosca
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Friday Apr 20  :  7:30 PM Tosca
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Sunday Apr 29  :  2:00 PM Master Class Series
SONG BECOMES SCENE
Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7 St SW
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May 2018 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Thursday May 3  :  7:30 PM Cosi fan tutte
Emerging Artist Showcase
Mamdani Opera Centre
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Friday May 4  :  7:30 PM Cosi fan tutte
Emerging Artist Showcase
Mamdani Opera Centre
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Saturday May 5  :  3:00 PM Cosi fan tutte
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Mamdani Opera Centre
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Saturday May 5  :  12:00 PM Calgary Opera Raffle
RAFFLE PACKAGE 2 - POST HOTEL & SPA
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Saturday May 5  :  12:00 PM Calgary Opera Raffle
RAFFLE PACKAGE 3 - DISCOVER PUERTO VALLARTA
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