About the Opera Kelowna Society

Opera Kelowna is a registered, non-profit, charitable status society and member of the Canadian Association of Professional Opera Companies. Opera Kelowna is dedicated to equipping, educating, enlightening, enriching and entertaining diverse audiences through professional operatic performing arts and programming. Founding Artistic Director, Alexandra Babbel, is committed to building an opera company that continues to transform the musical and cultural landscape of our region.

The performing season is focused on one fully staged and orchestrated professional opera each season with plans to add a second main-stage production in future seasons. Additional operatic expressions including concerts and outdoor presentations round out the season.

The society offers high-level education and outreach. Opera Kelowna’s Summer Intensive Training Program transitions vocal artists and collaborative pianists from their academic to professional careers. Internships in directing, conducting, costume design and accompanying are offered each season.


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Donations allow us to continue developing talented local artists and to bring world-class opera to the local stage, as well as to continue offering programs that enrich the lives of our community, making the art of opera more accessible to all.


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Contest:  Take Wing with Pacific Coastal Airlines and Opera Kelowna

Purchase any wing seat for Opera Kelowna’s La bohème August 18 or 19 – and be automatically* entered to win return flights for two from Kelowna to Victoria, Vancouver or Cranbrook!

For more details, click here.

La bohème Promotion Video | 2017

Leon De La Guardia talks about Puccini’s La bohème and his role as Rodolfo in Opera Kelowna’s upcoming performances of the show this August.

Find out more (including how to purchase your tickets!) by clicking here.

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Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 8:45pm
Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation - 2018 Bursary
The 2018 edition of the bursary from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation for young Canadian opera singers has now been launched. Please contact [email protected] for more details. #opera #operakelwona #kelowna
Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 7:20am
Carmen Chorus Auditions, Sunday February 18th, 2-5pm.
If you are interested in auditioning, please contact [email protected] for more information and to book a time. #operakelowna #Kelowna #kelownanow #kelownaauditions #auditions
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 7:44am
Volunteer Opportunities
We are seeking one or two volunteers to help us with coordinating our events and our volunteers throughout the year.
To apply or to request more information please email [email protected] #volunteer #Kelowna #kelownanow #operakelowna

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This year’s theme is Carmen. Our performing season is focused on one full mainstage opera each year with several operatic productions to round out the year. In addition, our Young Artist Vocal Education and outreach programs – In-Class Opera Productions and School Tours – takes opera to schools, engaging youth in our community in the cultural experience that is opera.

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Opera Kelowna is a non-profit society made possible by these generous sponsors. Please view our support page if you would like to learn more about how you can help support the Arts in our community.