Upcoming events at the Calgary Opera:

Thursday, March 29th, 2019  7:30pm at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Taste of the Opera – Rigoletto
Our classic Taste of the Opera event, held, as always, in the beautiful offices of Calgary Opera: the Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 – 7th street SW.  This one hour event will have our new CEO and Managing Director Heather Kitchen interviewing Director Michael Cavanagh and Conductor Robert Tweten on all things Rigoletto.  Followed by singing by several of our Emerging Artists and passed amouse-bouches in the Italian theme.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Location: Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7 street SW, Calgary
General Admission event. No assigned seating.


Thursday, April 4th, 2019  7:00pm at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Dress Rehearsal for Rigoletto

A 3 hour production with one intermission.  Full dress rehearsal with stage management and director in the audience, occasional stops for correction and editing.  General admission event, no assigned seating.


April 6, 10, 12, 2019 – Our final Mainstage production of the year at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi

The hunchback Rigoletto, a court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his mocking behaviour.  When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s naive daugher Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect, and Rigoletto becomes obsessed with revenge.  His plot goes terribly awry when his beloved Gilda loses her life in Rigoletto’s misguided efforts to settle the score with the evil Duke.

At the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

3 hour production with one intermission.