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)

Donations in Memorial

In Memory of Tunde Agbi

To make your gift in memory of Tunde Agbi, please CLICK HERE or call Shevonne at 403.802.3409

Calgary Opera is extremely grateful for the support and patronage of Mr. Agbi over the years, and extend our wishes to his family. Please click here to read Mr. Agbi's obituary.

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

Making a Donation in Honour or Memory

Show your love by giving a gift to Calgary Opera in the name of someone special. It’s a meaningful gift that makes opera possible.

Whether in memory of a loved one or in recognition of a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or retirement, you can recognize them in our printed media.

Your gift in honour brings the joy of music and opera to all.

You will receive a tax receipt in your name however please be sure to state name of whom your donation is in memorial or honour of in the ‘How would you like to recognize this gift?’

To set up a direct Link for an individual in honour or memorial please contact:

Shevonne Brodeur
Manager, Donor Relations
403-802-3409 or