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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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Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 2:21pm
‘One needs more than ambition and talent to make a success of anything, really. There must be love and a vocation’

- Rest In Peace, Jessye Norman

#JessyeNorman #opera #operalegend #singer #artist https://t.co/qL3xfPK7gL
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 8:39am
Our talented artistic director is also an amazing voice teacher! https://t.co/fHGy05kU5o
Leah West @LeahWestMusic
Thank you Alexandra Babbel of @operakelowna for helping me get my voice back! ❤️🙏🏼 Leah

Merci Alexandra Babbel, directrice d’Opera #kelowna ! Vous m’avez donné la confiance pour chanter à nouveau !❤️😘 Leah https://t.co/J1H8AjSKWd
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 8:38am
‘An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house’ - Maria Callas

#opera #mariacallas #operakelowna #inspiring #music

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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.