The new Calgary Opera Community Arts Centre, located on the Calgary Stampede grounds, will not only facilitate the ongoing creation of opera and support the programs of Calgary Opera but will also connect the Youth Campus to the broader Calgary Arts Community while enhancing the programs offered.
The Centre incorporates a 300- to 400-seat flexible performance space with a learning environment that is synonymous with excellence in artistic creation, education and community engagement. The image and detail of the building is an opportunity to express the shared values of Calgary Opera and the Calgary Stampede. Both organizations place great value in our western heritage which is evident in the building design through massing and material selection. The Calgary Opera brand reveals itself further through the expression of the program as “Opera Company” where creative culture is created from start to finish under one roof. The transparency of the building creates potential to display and celebrate the functions within and to enrich the campus and the community with cultural and educational opportunity.