During my career, I have enjoyed singing roles as diverse as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro to Varvara in Katya Kabanova and from Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia to the title role in Carmen.
I have soloed with many orchestras in repertoire ranging from Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, and Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody to Bach’s Johannes Passion and Scarlatti’s Il Primo Omicidio.
In addition to appearances on concert and recital stages, I have collaborated on numerous occasions with lutenist John Edwards of The Musicians in Ordinary on repertoire from the Italian, French and English Renaissance composers.
In 2009, I covered the role of the Abbess in the Mirvish production of The Sound of Music which was my first foray into professional musical theatre.
After discovering a love of pedagogy, I returned to my alma mater (University of Toronto) to earn a Bachelor of Education in Music and Drama.
My poetic endeavors have allowed me to collaborate with Canadian composers John Greer (two cycles for soprano), Harry Freedman (one cycle for soprano) and Ben Beveridge (roots musician). I continue to write and also offer “Lecture-Sermon-Workshops” on the art of understanding, loving and presenting poetry and song.
Along with maintaining a studio at Laurier and a private one in Toronto, I am a frequent guest teacher/lecturer at one of Canada’s premiere summer training programs, Opera Nuova.
The number 1 reason it is a privilege and a pleasure to work at Laurier is the students who come through its doors each year. They always prove themselves to have a good work ethic, curiosity and a desire to learn. This may be because the staff there have these very qualities as well, along with being supportive of the students and one another and excellent in their fields. I am always glad to see the year begin anew.
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