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. 


Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)

Donations in Memorial

In Memory of Joan Warshawski

To make your gift in memory of Joan Warshawski, please click the link below.

1. Check the box "This is an Emerging Artist Training Fund Donation" to indicate you would like your gift to go towards this program.

2. Choose the option "I wish to be included on the donor list in the house programs" and list your name as you would prefer, followed by "in memory of Joan Warshawski."

3. You will receive a receipt for your donation by mail shortly thereafter, as well as any other pertinent donor materials.

Your gift will keep opera alive and well in Alberta, and help us continue to train the next generation of opera stars through our Emerging Artist program. Thank you for your support.

Click here to donate in memory of Joan Warshawski