Challenge the conventions

Opera at Banff Centre is a performance-based, collaborative training experience for emerging opera professionals that truly challenges the conventions of opera performance, production, and design. The focus is to develop young opera professionals with the skills and experience to take them to the next level of their careers and beyond.

The Opera in the 21st Century program is made possible through the generous support of the David Spencer Endowment Encouragement Fund.

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Featured Programs

We do not currently have any Opera programs open for application. 


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Opera Stories

This program nurtured my mind, body and soul due to to its location in the mountains, incredible faculty and chosen participants, as well projects that allowed me to grow, play and thrive. I feel I know myself more as an artist and person. I would return in a heartbeat, and I know I'll take my findings from this program into the rest of my career. 

Amanda Testini, Opera in the 21st Century, 2022

Contact Us

For questions about the department and what we offer, please contact:

Email: arts_info@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403.762.610