La bohème Promotion Video | 2017

Leon De La Guardia talks about Puccini’s La bohème and his role as Rodolfo in Opera Kelowna’s upcoming performance.

Find out more (including how to purchase your tickets!) by clicking here.

Community Aspirations for Imagine Kelowna | 2017

The community engagement process for the long-term strategic community vision kicked-off officially during Rutland May Days on May 21, 2016. Since that time, the outreach and level of citizen involvement across the city has been through face-to-face conversations, community events and a robust online presence translating into thousands of interactions over the first phase.

The City of Kelowna met with individuals, organizations, agencies and community groups to learn what they value and hear firsthand what they think will influence the future of Kelowna. These discussions generated referrals of other individuals and groups creating one of the most comprehensive community engagement initiatives undertaken in recent years.

This video showcases a compilation of what they heard during the first phase of the Imagine Kelowna initiative. To see the full results, visit

OYP Chair Chat with Mayor Colin Basran | 2017

OYP Chair Chat Series

What is life really like in the Okanagan? The OYP set out to get the down low on Okanagan living straight from the locals. This is a series of videos featuring real people talking about what they love and why they choose to live in the sunny Okanagan Valley.

Opera Under The Stars at UBCO | 2016

Opera Under The Stars

Opera highlights from our night at UBC Okanagan.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute | 2016

Opera Kelowna’s mainstage performance in August 2016

Music by W.A. Mozart | Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

A Royal Affair – Let Them Eat Cake

Opera Kelowna Marie Antoinette Fashion Show Fundraiser

A behind-the-scenes look showing the hard work that goes behind a fashion photo shoot for Opera Kelowna.

PHOTOGRAPHY  |  White Willow Photography
MAKEUP  |  Missy MacKintosh
HAIR  |  Melissa Dacre
MODELS  |  Jocelyn & Kiki of DEJAVU Model Management and Amrita Dhaliwal
VIDEO  |  The Film Factory
FLORAL DESIGNER  |  Blue Sage Farm
MACAROONS  |  Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate


Behind-the-scenes photo shoot for Opera Kelowna

Thank you to Tim Feeny of Limelight Studios who gave us a behind-the-scene look into the Darren Hull photo shoot for our up coming fundraiser – PER L’AMORE PER L’OPERA (For the Love of Opera).

PHOTO  |  Darren Hull Studios
VIDEO  |  Limelight Studios
MAKE-UP/STYLIST  |  Jenny McKinney
HAIR  |  Kris Rostecki
CLOTHING  |  Bliss Bridal
JEWELERY  |  Posh Jewelry
PHOTO ASSISTANTS  |  Tony Colgur & Lucas Tingley
LOCATION  |  Kelowna Community Theatre
MUSIC |  Broke for Free – Only Instrumental

Dancing with Friends

Ballet Kelowna Benefit Concert

Opera Kelowna’s artistic director Alexandra Babbel and resident pianist and composer Arnold Draper collaborate to perform Rachmaninoff Songs from their upcoming CD in a benefit concert for Ballet Kelowna’s “Dancing with Friends” fundraiser.

Young artist resident, counter-tenor Quinn Bates also lent his voice to this worthy cause with many dance companies from around the city of Kelowna along with former Ballet Kelowna Alumni.

CBC Daybreak South Interview

Kelowna Opera Company Prepares Season

February 19, 2014

Season 2014, Episode 300159201

“Opera Kelowna is a local collective, founded last year by Alexandra Babbel. Our arts columnist Gillian Richards tells us what they are about.”


Opera Kelowna Flash Mob

August 5, 2013

Some of our Summer Opera students did a ‘FlashMOPERA’ at the Starbuck on Bernard! Thank you Scott for filming it and to Ryan Donn for setting it all up!

View the Castanet Article.

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.