Rosemary Thomson


Rosemary Thomson is thrilled to be presenting The Book of My Shames with Opera Kelowna. She is passionate about opera as a collaborative art form where the layers of text, music, voice, instruments, and drama offer infinite possibilities for musical storytelling.

Rosemary spent four seasons as Assistant Conductor to Richard Bradshaw at the Canadian Opera Company and also trained in opera at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has been on the faculty of the Opera Nuova training program for fifteen seasons and guest conducted for Opera Garden in Scotland, Calgary Opera, Highlands Opera, UBC Opera, and most recently for Tapestry Opera in Toronto where she was nominated for a Dora award as Music Director for the world premiere of Shanawdithit. Rosemary is also in her fifteenth season as Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. She has received the Kelowna Honour in the Arts civic award and was recently recognized with the provincial Community Spirit award from the BC Achievement Foundation.

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