Artistic Director

2020 Guest Artistic Director

Announcement coming soon.

Founding Artistic Director

Alexandra Kosachukova Babbel

Alexandra Kosachukova Babbel, the company’s founding artistic director, brought to the organization years of proven artistic vision. Ms. Babbel demonstrated a keen eye for identifying new talent and providing a sound educational environment in which artists were able to develop their craft.

Prior to founding Opera Kelowna, Ms. Babbel enjoyed an operated career with multiple leading roles as an operatic and concert solo performer. She holds a BA in Choral Music Education (University of Michigan), an MA in Opera Performance (University of Alberta), and a Post-Graduate Certificate of Performance (Northwestern University), including doctoral studies. Before relocating to Canada, Ms. Babbel held the position of Voice Department Head at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.

As the founding artistic director of Opera Kelowna, Ms. Babbel remains available to the company for artistic advice and support. Her ongoing input and guidance are of great value to the Board.

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