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.

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

An ambitious, professional opera company, based in Kelowna and recognized across North America for its artistry and commitment to excellence. A champion of performing arts in the community, supported by a diverse audience base, and valued by its partners in local government, academia, business and the arts.

Our Mission

Opera Kelowna exists to:

  • stage professional, compelling productions that are recognized across North America for their creativity and quality.

  • build a strong following in the local community through outreach programs, accessible performances, and engaging events.

  • collaborate with others in efforts to position Kelowna as a destination centre for the arts

  • support young talent through the provision of educational programs, opportunities to perform, and targeted scholarships.

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.