Leon De La Guardia talks about Puccini’s La bohème and his role as Rodolfo in Opera Kelowna’s upcoming performance.
Find out more (including how to purchase your tickets!) by clicking here.
The community engagement process for the long-term strategic community vision kicked-off officially during Rutland May Days on May 21, 2016. Since that time, the outreach and level of citizen involvement across the city has been through face-to-face conversations, community events and a robust online presence translating into thousands of interactions over the first phase.
The City of Kelowna met with individuals, organizations, agencies and community groups to learn what they value and hear firsthand what they think will influence the future of Kelowna. These discussions generated referrals of other individuals and groups creating one of the most comprehensive community engagement initiatives undertaken in recent years.
This video showcases a compilation of what they heard during the first phase of the Imagine Kelowna initiative. To see the full results, visit imagine.kelowna.ca.
What is life really like in the Okanagan? The OYP set out to get the down low on Okanagan living straight from the locals. This is a series of videos featuring real people talking about what they love and why they choose to live in the sunny Okanagan Valley.
Opera highlights from our night at UBC Okanagan.
Music by W.A. Mozart | Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
A behind-the-scenes look showing the hard work that goes behind a fashion photo shoot for Opera Kelowna.
CREATIVE DIRECTION & STYLING | Wolfette Styling
PHOTOGRAPHY | White Willow Photography
PHOTO & LIGHTING ASSIST | Deon Nel
MAKEUP | Missy MacKintosh
HAIR | Melissa Dacre
MODELS | Jocelyn & Kiki of DEJAVU Model Management and Amrita Dhaliwal
VIDEO | The Film Factory
FLORAL DESIGNER | Blue Sage Farm
CLOTHING & ACCESSORY CONTRIBUTOR | Georgie Girl Vintage
GOWN CONTRIBUTOR | Bliss Bridal
MACAROONS | Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate
CULINARY CONSULTANT | Julianne Smith.
Thank you to Tim Feeny of Limelight Studios who gave us a behind-the-scene look into the Darren Hull photo shoot for our up coming fundraiser – PER L’AMORE PER L’OPERA (For the Love of Opera).
PHOTO | Darren Hull Studios
VIDEO | Limelight Studios
MAKE-UP/STYLIST | Jenny McKinney
HAIR | Kris Rostecki
CLOTHING | Bliss Bridal
JEWELERY | Posh Jewelry
PHOTO ASSISTANTS | Tony Colgur & Lucas Tingley
LOCATION | Kelowna Community Theatre
MUSIC | Broke for Free – Only Instrumental
Opera Kelowna’s artistic director Alexandra Babbel and resident pianist and composer Arnold Draper collaborate to perform Rachmaninoff Songs from their upcoming CD in a benefit concert for Ballet Kelowna’s “Dancing with Friends” fundraiser.
Young artist resident, counter-tenor Quinn Bates also lent his voice to this worthy cause with many dance companies from around the city of Kelowna along with former Ballet Kelowna Alumni.
August 5, 2013
Some of our Summer Opera students did a ‘FlashMOPERA’ at the Starbuck on Bernard! Thank you Scott for filming it and to Ryan Donn for setting it all up!