Mozart Transforms the Laurel Packinghouse into an Enchanted Forest

April, 2016  |  Kelowna, BC

Opera Kelowna will be hosting its 4th annual fundraiser in May and in true operatic style attendees can expect to be “enchanted” by an evening of music, entertainment, food & drink set in a captivating forest-like environment.

On May 13th, 2016 at 6:30pm guests are invited to be whisked away to an enchanted world of forest nymphs for a breath-taking spectacle and a memorable experience that only Opera Kelowna can offer. The event will be held at the beautiful and historic Laurel Packinghouse in the downtown Kelowna Cultural District. The Laurel is an ideal venue for this celebrated event as it boasts character, charm, and excellent acoustics.

Guests will be treated to custom designed cocktails skillfully prepared by Okanagan Spirits and some of the finest wine produced in the Okanagan from 50th Parallel Estate Winery. A delectable plated dinner, courtesy of Details Catering, will be served while many of Opera Kelowna’s favourite singers perform excerpts from this summer’s main stage Opera production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, among other tried and true favourite arias. The evening will also feature an exciting live and silent auction followed by an after party soiree and dance with music by Kelowna’s premiere DJ, Krucial K.

Net proceeds from this event will be put toward funding the summer intensive training program and the full mainstage opera performance of Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” with professional leads, ballet, chorus and orchestra this coming August. For more information on the performance visit

“Until now Kelowna residents would have to travel to see professional opera. Now people are making our city their destination to take in performances. We have visitors coming from around the country to see The Magic Flute, in fact our cast members are drawing people in from far places.” says Alexandra Babbel, artistic director for Opera Kelowna.

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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.