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)
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Opera is Forever....
Purchase your ticket to Calgary Opera's Valentine Ball!

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Surrender to the timeless passion of opera at the 3rd Annual Opera is Forever Valentine Ball.

Sip champagne, celebrate achievement, and be swept away by beautiful music.  Mix, mingle, and dance until midnight – be part of something special. 

Calgary’s most elegant fundraising dinner.  Support the future of opera and celebrate the successes of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Training Program and the achievements of the program’s Alumni. 


Saturday, February 9, 2019


Crystal Ballroom - Calgary Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Evening Program

7:00 pm      Champagne Reception - Oval Room 
8:00 pm      Dinner & Entertainment - Crystal Ballroom
10:30 pm    Dancing until Midnight - Crystal Ballroom

Silent Auction
Entertainment by Calgary Opera's Emerging Artists



Sweetheart Package

Make a night of it for two! Includes:

2 Valentine Ball tickets, Champagne Reception, Dinner, Entertainment & Dancing.

Overnight at Palliser Hotel, Fairmont Room (Room & Taxes Incl.)

Valet Parking

Valentine Gift

$975/couple            Tax Receipt = $400

Have tickets already and want to upgrade to this package? Contact Shevonne at or 403.802.3409



Patron Individual
$400 / ticket
            Tax Receipt = $200


Patron Tables of 10
$4,000 / table          Tax Receipt = $2,000

For questions related to individual tickets, or a table, please contact Shevonne Brodeur, Donor Relations Manager - or 403-802-3409

Corporate Tables
$6,500 / table       
            Tax Receipt = $4,500

To book a corporate table, please contact Suzanne Boyd, Director of Fund Development - or 403-802-3410


All tickets include Champagne Reception, Dinner, Entertainment, Dancing and the Silent Auction. 

This is Calgary Opera’s signature fundraising event of the season. 

Presenting Sponsor:  Strategic Group



All donations over $20 will automatically receive a tax receipt mailed to the address on your account. Please contact if you have any questions.