The Divas have lots of exciting performances coming up! Check back often for updates!
Divas Opera at Studio Bell
December 30, 2022
Studio Bell - National Music Centre
Visit Studio Bell at 1:00 pm on December 30 to see Divas Opera soprano Kathleen Morrison and pianist Carlos Foggin perform their remarkable renditions of popular holiday songs and opera arias.
Concert is free with admission to Studio Bell.
August 23rd, 2022
Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts
Divas Opera bring their voices and performance flare back to the stage!
The Divas (Kathleen Morrison & Barbara King) will be joined by pianist Mimi Park, and the all female Bridgeland Quartet for a full length concert of all Italian repertoire, ranging from operatic favourites to recognizable songs.
Taking place at the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts, we welcome you to enjoy your favourite wine or cocktail throughout the evening as you enjoy ‘Bella Italia’!
The venue and Steinway Piano are generously sponsored by the Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts.
Calgary Civic Symphony presents:
A Divas Christmas
December 11, 2022
Jack Singer Concert Hall
A Divas Christmas’ with the Calgary Civic Symphony on Sunday, December 11th at 2:30pm.
Led by maestro Rolf Bertsch, we will perform our favourite opera arias/duets along with favourite holiday carols on the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage at Arts Commons.
This is a great way to kick off the Christmas season, AND you even get to sing WITH us!! The orchestra will be performing Brahms’ 4th Symphony in the first half.
National Music Centre presents:
King Eddy Classical
June 26th, 2022
The King Eddy
Vocal duo Divas Opera will take the stage for NMC Presents: King Eddy Classical, featuring some of Canada’s brightest classical talents alongside a delicious Sunday brunch menu.
NMC Presents: King Eddy Classical happens every Sunday afternoon until June 26. Please note: Each ticket includes admission, a prix-fixe brunch, and one drink. Tickets are $40 (+GST and applicable fees) per person. Doors open at 11:00 am and showtime is at 12:00 pm.
Rise Up! Weekends presents A Divas Opera Christmas
December 17th, 2021
'Twas one week before Christmas, and all through The Grand, the Divas sang a Christmas concert, with trombones, Carlos Foggin & Santa on hand!'
A Divas Opera Christmas was a massive success part in thanks to the Calgary Arts Development, Rise Up! Calgary, and the City of Calgary. Along with Carlos Foggin on piano, the Divas were joined by the Rocky Mountain Trombone Quartet for a night of Christmas favourites. Even Santa Claus himself stopped by during his very busy season! A portion of ticket sales was donated to the Calgary Emergency Women's Shelter, and the Divas gave tickets to the Shelter as well as staff and patrons of AAWEAR.
Rise Up! Weekends presents Divas Opera
September 2, 2021
The Pioneer on 8th
With generous support from the Calgary Arts Development &The City of Calgary, Divas Opera was proud the be a featured artist for the Rise Up! concert series, that focused on bringing live performance back to Calgary. The Divas decided to present a concert that was fully opera, with Mimi Park on piano. The evening welcomed 83 audience members to the Pioneer, with appropriate physical distancing in place. Over the course of the night, the Divas performed their favourite arias & duets including selections from Verdi, Bizet, Bellini and Ponchielli among others. The night was a huge success with the night being capped by an enthusiastic standing ovation.
Encore! Divas Opera LIVE
August 25th, 2021
Rooftop Patio, Marriott Hotel
After the huge success that was
'The Show Must Go On!'
in September of 2020, Divas Opera was invited back to the Marriott to present another concert event! 'Encore!' was the result. Having more freedom from the Covid restrictions they had to deal with in 2020, the Divas adjusted the concert to be able to welcome more audience members in a safe way. The audience was comprised of 147 very happy people. Joining the Divas was Jill Kotchon (piano), Palladio Music (violin duo), and two young singers from the Renert Solo Voice Studio. The full concert included music from pop, musical theatre, and of course, opera.
The Show Must Go On!
September 15th, 2020
Rooftop Patio, Marriott Hotel
On a particularly cool evening in September, Divas Opera performed for a live audience of 97 people in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic on the rooftop patio of the Marriott Hotel Downtown on historic Stephen Ave.. They were one of the only classical vocal groups to perform live during the pandemic in Alberta. Adhering to extremely strict precautions and working closely with Alberta Health Services, Divas Opera performed/produced an evening that resulted in absolutely 0 cases of Covid-19 and 0 instances of community transmission. An inspiring evening was had by all, and the show did, indeed, go on. Carlos Foggin joined the Divas on the piano.
May 13th, 2019 - Calgary
May 26th, 2019 - Okotoks
June 14th, 2019 - High River
Divas Opera had their debut performance in the Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall in the newly opened Calgary Central Library on May 13th, 2019. Making history as the very first, full length classical vocal performance in the space, the sold out audience was captivated by the concert. The Divas produced and performed in a jam packed concert of operas greatest duets and arias. They were joined by pianists Grace King & Carlos Foggin, Eileen Kosasih (violin), Tokie Onoda Brideaux (viola), Duarte da Silva (viola), Ross Lemon (cello), and special guest tenor, Matthew Bruce. Continuing on the success of their debut, the Divas took the concert to High River and Okotoks with great success!
Divas - A Night at the Opera
Cancelled due to Covid-19
A Night at the Opera - Back By Popular Demand
March 14th, 2020 - Lethbridge
March 15th, 2020 - High River
Carrying on their momentum from their debut in 2019, Divas Opera had planned and rehearsed for 2 follow up performances of their 'A Night at the Opera' concert. Being fully rehearsed and ready to go with pianist Bente Hansen, the Divas had promoted and nearly sold out both performances of their tour. Unfortunately, timing was not on their side, as the first restrictions of the oncoming Covid-19 pandemic were announced in Alberta on March 12th, 2020. Having the health and safety of their audience and performers as one of their top priorities, Divas Opera made the decision to cancel both performances. This was the first cancellation that both Kathleen and Barbara had ever made in their careers. They hope to return to both venues when it is safe for everyone.