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)

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

Mainstage Media Sponsor

Calgary Herald

Production Sponsors

Eugene Onegin  - BMO Financial Group

Tosca -  Nexen a CNOOC Company

Emerging Artist Development Program

RBC Foundation

Let’s Create an Opera

Enbridge

Mamdani Opera Centre

Strategic Group 

Opera in the Schools Tour

Cenovus Energy 

Pre-Show Chats

KPMG 

Sunday Opera Brunch Series

McLeod Law

Opera in the Village Presenting Sponsor

Imperial Oil

Opera in the Village

Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

ENMAX 

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