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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2017-2018 Season
2017-2018 Saturday Subscription 2017-2018 Saturday Subscription
Jubilee Auditorium: Sat 11/18/17 7:30PM - Sat 4/14/18 7:30PM

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In 2017/2018, you will see three mainstage productions that feature the top operas in the repertoire. The season opens with a classic, one of the world’s most popular comic operas – The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Then, we transport you to Russia with the epic masterpiece – Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Eugene Onegin. The final mainstage production ends with Puccini’s beloved Tosca, rounding out a season of love, intrigue, mystery and tragedy!

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2017-2018 Wednesday Subscription 2017-2018 Wednesday Subscription
Jubilee Auditorium: Wed 11/22/17 7:30PM - Wed 4/18/18 7:30PM

Subscribe and Save with a Wednesday evening subscription!
In 2017/2018, you will see three mainstage productions that feature the top operas in the repertoire. The season opens with a classic, one of the world’s most popular comic operas – The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Then, we transport you to Russia with the epic masterpiece – Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Eugene Onegin. The final mainstage production ends with Puccini’s beloved Tosca, rounding out a season of love, intrigue, mystery and tragedy!

   
2017-2018 Friday Subscription 2017-2018 Friday Subscription
Jubilee Auditorium: Fri 11/24/17 7:30PM - Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM

Subscribe and Save with a Friday evening subscription!
In 2017/2018, you will see three mainstage productions that feature the top operas in the repertoire. The season opens with a classic, one of the world’s most popular comic operas – The Barber of Seville by Rossini. Then, we transport you to Russia with the epic masterpiece – Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Eugene Onegin. The final mainstage production ends with Puccini’s beloved Tosca, rounding out a season of love, intrigue, mystery and tragedy!

   
2017-2018 Special Events
2017/18 Sunday Opera Brunch Subscription 2017/18 Sunday Opera Brunch Subscription
Calgary Petroleum Club: Sun 11/5/17 11:30AM - Sun 3/25/18 11:30AM

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Take a delicious buffet brunch, add a fabulous classic setting, throw in a handful of Canada’s top operatic performers, and stir. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.

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2017/18 Taste of the Opera Subscription 2017/18 Taste of the Opera Subscription
Mamdani Opera Centre: Fri 11/10/17 7:00PM - Fri 4/6/18 7:00PM

Subscribe and Save with a Taste of the Opera subscription!
Taste of the Opera is exactly that, a ‘taste’ of each of the upcoming shows — a panel discussion with some of the opera’s key cast and/or creative team, a short performance and a Q&A period. The evening culminates with a taste of food and drink from the region in which the featured opera takes place.

This package is presently not on sale