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Opera Under the Stars
August 10 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A highlight summer event returns to the central courtyard this August as Opera Kelowna, in a special partnership with UBC Okanagan, presents Opera Under the Stars.
Opera Under the Stars, a free summer concert, returns Wednesday, August 10 for an evening of live operatic singing in a summer festival atmosphere under the magical stars. The program will feature a variety of familiar operatic arias and ensembles, some new discoveries, and a thrilling finale guaranteed to make your heart sing.
The performance showcases the cast of Opera Kelowna’s upcoming production of Béatrice et Bénédict, as well as instructors and emerging artists from its Valley Opera Summer Intensive program.
Performers include sopranos Monica Huismann and Eden Tremayne, mezzo soprano Stephanie Tritchew, contralto Lynne McMurtry, tenor Asitha Tennekoon, baritone Clarence Frazer and bass/baritone Mark Wells. Stephanie and Mark are local signers, Lynne grew up in the Okanagan, and Eden and Lynne are UBC Opera School graduates. Celebrated Canadian pianist and conductor Gordon Gerrard will also be featured.
Seating in the main courtyard is festival format and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and bring their own picnic and beverages. There will be opportunities to purchase food and beverages on-site. The event site opens at 7 pm and parking is free for the evening. People with accessibility needs can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A limited number of tickets are also available for the Elevated Experience, which features a pre-concert reception with community leaders, wine and refreshments, and an escort to reserved seating in chairs. The Elevated Experience, at the Creative and Critical Studies building, begins at 6:45 pm and tickets are $50 per person.
To find out more, visit: operakelowna.com