Upcoming events at the Calgary Opera:

December 2018 – Our Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Showcase –

Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors is a charming retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy, Amahl.  Amahl lives in poverty with his widowed mother near Bethlehem.  One night he sees a bright star in the sky and tells his mother to go look, but she wearily brushes him off.  That same evening, three kings bearing gifts for a holy child visit Amahl’s meagre hut seek shelter.  Amahl has no treasure of his own to share, but offers his crutch to baby Jesus – and finds himself suddenly cured of his disability.

At the Mamdani opera centre


February 2, 6, 8, 2019 – Our second Mainstage production of the year –

Everest, A Canadian premier

Bad weather has affected this year’s climbing season, and now multiple expeditions are attempting to summit Evereston the same day.  A bottleneck of climbers has delayed the progress of Rob Hall’s group, and he now finds himself near the top of the mountains with his client Doug Hansen, long after the agreed Turnaround time has passed.  Unbeknown to the two mountaineers, a ferocious storm is brewing below.  Meanwhile, further down the mountain, another of Rob’s clients, Beck Weathers, lies unconscious as the storm rages around him.  Everest the opera will move, inspire and enthrall you.

At the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium