The fifth-annual concert showcases top talent under the summer skies
What: Opera Under the Stars
Who: Opera Kelowna, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, general public
When: Wednesday, July 31, courtyard is open at 7 p.m., operatic concert starts at 8:30 p.m.
Where: UBC Okanagan’s central courtyard, outdoors
UBC Okanagan’s courtyard will once again be filled with the sounds of music as Opera Kelowna presents its annual Opera Under the Stars concert on July 31.
The evening performance will showcase professional performers from all over the world who are visiting Kelowna to study with Opera Kelowna’s summer intensive program. The evening concert will include featured soloists, such as Opera Kelowna favourites heldentenor Steeve Michaud, baritone Aaron Durand, soprano Marie-Josée Lord and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Tritchew.
The annual event, a special collaboration between Opera Kelowna and UBC Okanagan, offers local residents and summer visitors an opportunity to enjoy outstanding operatic performers in an informal and picturesque outdoor setting.
Starting at 7 p.m., the public is welcome to bring blankets and chairs, find their favourite spots around the courtyard, and settle in for an evening of entertainment. The operatic concert begins at 8:30 p.m. For general admission, food and refreshments will be available for purchase, including wines, beers, soft drinks and food truck options.
The concert is free, however, online pre-registration is required. Register at: eventbrite.ca/e/opera-under-the-stars-tickets-63306341973. Parking for the evening is complimentary.
The concert will feature world-class soloists who have flown to Kelowna to prepare and perform at Opera Kelowna’s main stage event taking place on August 2 at Mission Hill Family Estate. Tickets for that event are still available at: www.operakelowna.com
About UBC’s Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca.