Rosemary Thomson


Rosemary Thomson is thrilled to be presenting Opera Kelowna’s 2023 season as Artistic Director, and conductor for Così fan tutte. 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 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, Tapestry Opera (Shanawdithit world premiere), and Vancouver Opera. In 2023 she makes her debut as guest conductor with the Canadian Opera Company. Rosemary is also 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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