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. 

 

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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.

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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

November 2019 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Friday Nov 15  :  7:30 PM La Bohème
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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December 2019 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Friday Dec 6  :  7:30 PM Christmas at the Opera
Opening Night
Mamdani Opera Centre
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Saturday Dec 7  :  2:00 PM Christmas at the Opera
Matinee
Mamdani Opera Centre
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Saturday Dec 7  :  7:30 PM Christmas at the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
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Sunday Dec 8  :  2:00 PM Christmas at the Opera
Matinee
Mamdani Opera Centre
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Sunday Dec 8  :  7:30 PM Christmas at the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
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January 2020 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Sunday Jan 19  :  11:00 AM Sunday Opera Brunch
Norma: Sunday Opera Brunch
Calgary Petroleum Club - 319 5 Avenue SW
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Sunday Jan 26  :  2:00 PM Master Class Series
Master Class
Mamdani Opera Centre - 1315 7 Street SW
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February 2020 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Saturday Feb 1  :  7:30 PM Norma
Opening Night
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Wednesday Feb 5  :  7:30 PM Norma
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Friday Feb 7  :  7:30 PM Norma
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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March 2020 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Wednesday Mar 25  :  7:30 PM Béatrice et Bénédict
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Mamdani Opera Centre
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Thursday Mar 26  :  7:30 PM Béatrice et Bénédict
Mamdani Opera Centre - 1315 7 Street SW
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Friday Mar 27  :  7:30 PM Béatrice et Bénédict
Mamdani Opera Centre - 1315 7 Street SW
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Saturday Mar 28  :  7:30 PM Béatrice et Bénédict
Mamdani Opera Centre - 1315 7 Street SW
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April 2020 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Sunday Apr 5  :  11:00 AM Sunday Opera Brunch
Ariadne auf Naxos: Sunday Opera Brunch
Calgary Petroleum Club - 319 5 Avenue SW
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Sunday Apr 19  :  2:00 PM Master Class Series
Master Class
Mamdani Opera Centre - 1315 7 Street SW
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Saturday Apr 25  :  7:30 PM Ariadne auf Naxos
Opening Night
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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Wednesday Apr 29  :  7:30 PM Ariadne auf Naxos
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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May 2020 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Friday May 1  :  7:30 PM Ariadne auf Naxos
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
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