As with all kinds of extraordinary performance, opera requires talent, creativity, and a deep investment in training and practice. Opera Kelowna is proud to play our part in fostering exploration and learning for students of opera in Canada: we are building a multi-faceted education program to serve emerging opera professionals and learners in our local community.
Our newly re-envisioned Valley Opera Summer Intensive is the centre of our education programming. It will bring some of Canada’s most celebrated opera professionals to the Okanagan as instructors for the next generation of opera singers. Our program is unique in Canada for its holistic approach: participants will take musical, acting, movement, and career building classes, and integrate this work with observation of and participation in the rehearsal process for a fully professional opera production, as well as gaining performance experiences in our community engagement concerts.