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)

Events & Performance Calendar

October 2017 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Tuesday Oct 3  :  7:30 PM Bob McPhee Grand Salute
Arts Commons
Jack Singer Concert Hall
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November 2017 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Sunday Nov 5  :  11:30 AM Sunday Opera Brunch
Calgary Petroleum Club
319 - 5 Avenue SW
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Friday Nov 10  :  7:00 PM Taste of the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
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Saturday Nov 18  :  7:30 PM The Barber of Seville
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Wednesday Nov 22  :  7:30 PM The Barber of Seville
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Friday Nov 24  :  7:30 PM The Barber of Seville
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December 2017 Box Office: 403 262-7286

Friday Dec 1  :  7:30 PM Christmas at the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
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Saturday Dec 2  :  2:00 PM Christmas at the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
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Saturday Dec 2  :  7:30 PM Christmas at the Opera
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1315 - 7 Street SW
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Sunday Dec 3  :  2:00 PM Christmas at the Opera
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1315 - 7 Street SW
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Sunday Dec 3  :  7:30 PM Christmas at the Opera
Mamdani Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW
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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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Wednesday Feb 7  :  7:30 PM Eugene Onegin
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Friday Feb 9  :  7:30 PM Eugene Onegin
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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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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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