About the Opera Kelowna Society


The Opera Kelowna Society is a registered non-profit regional opera company and training centre for promising operatic artists. We create high caliber opera that is accessible to both opera lovers and future enthusiasts. We foster an environment where artists are encouraged to learn from each other by engaging a blend of professionals, community members, students and emerging professionals.

Opera Kelowna is dedicated to equipping, educating, enlightening, enriching and entertaining diverse audiences through a rich array of operatic performing arts and programming of the most compelling vocal works, both past and present. Alexandra Babbel, founder of Opera Kelowna, is building an opera company and vocal education programs that are transforming the musical and cultural landscape of our region.


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Help foster the Arts in our community.

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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Latest News

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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This year’s theme is La bohème. 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.