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)

Corporate Giving

Calgary Opera's Ariadne auf Naxos. Photo by Trudie Lee.

Opera is the grandest of all art forms.

Opera is powerful, emotional, immediate and larger-than-life. Opera deals with timeless mythology and the eternal struggles and joys of human nature. Opera is presented in the grandest of forms with live music, drama, movement, extravagant sets, costumes and stage effects. Opera touches the heart!

Calgary Opera's key supporters

Production Sponsors

Ariadne auf Naxos  - BMO Financial Group

Let’s Create an Opera


Opera School Tour


Mamdani Opera Centre

Strategic Group 

Pre-Show Chats


Community Outreach Sponsor

United Active Living Communities

Sunday Opera Brunch Series

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd.

Corporate Support Brings Opera Alive!  

Calgary Opera offers an expansive list of sponsorship properties for corporate and community sponsorship with a benefit program tailored to each sponsors community investment goals. Sponsorship opportunities include:

Season Sponsorship
Community Outreach Sponsorship 
Production Sponsorship 
Performance Sponsorship 
Emerging Artist Development Program 
Impresario Circle 
Let’s Create an Opera 
Opera Chorus 
Opera for All 
Opera in the Schools Tour 
Opera in the Village Festival 
Opera Surtitles 
Orchestra Sponsorship 
Pre-Show Chats 
Student Dress Rehearsal Program 
Sunday Opera Brunch Series 
Teacher Study Guides