Upcoming events at Calgary Opera:

December 6, 7, 8, 2019

Christmas at the Opera – Featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti

All performances at the Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 – 7th street SW

Celebrate Christmas at the Opera with a heartwarming one-act family opera about a young boy who meets three kings on their way to bring presents to the baby Jesus and learns that giving is sometimes its own gift.

The first opera composed specifically for television audiences, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, inspired by the biblical story of the Magi and the Italian tradition of the Three Kings, is a charming and uplifting story about love, faith and the true spirit of the holiday season.

Followed by performances of seasonal favourites.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 7:00pm

Dress Rehearsal for Norma by Vincenzo Bellini

Join us for the final full dress rehearsal of Norma at the Jubilee Auditorium featuring the CPO playing Bellini’s lush score.

February 1, 5, 7, 2020 – all productions 7:30pm

Mainstage Productions of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini at the Jubilee Auditorium

Featuring powerhouse performances, Norma tells the tragic story of a dangerous love triangle in the midst of impending war between the Druids and the Romans in ancient Gaul.

Norma, a powerful Druid high-priestess, is driven to the brink of madness when her secret lover – a Roman enemy, threatens to leave her for one of her beautiful, young followers.

Bellini’s lush score is both graceful and seductive and builds to an explosive climax, making it a technical and emotional triumph not to be missed.