Opera Kelowna Society

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.

Our Vision

  • Operatic Productions
  • Vocal Education
  • Cultural Development
  • Funding and Scholarships

Our Mission

  • To present professional main-stage opera with professional leads and orchestra during our summer opera series each August.
  • To provide classical vocal educational programs, training and support for young emerging operatic talent.
  • To encourage community and cultural development by collaborating  with other local artists developing and expanding audiences through outreach and engagement
  • To provide funding and scholarships to classical vocal artists.

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.