Communications

Artist of the Week 29 Qs for Miriam Khalil

Artist of the Week 29 Qs for Miriam Khalil

This week’s Artist of the Week is Canadian-Lebanese soprano, Miriam Khalil. Miriam is in Victoria starring as Margarita Xirgu in Golijov’s Ainadamar with Pacific Opera Victoria, running Feb 21 – 27. In between rehearsals, Miriam sat down with us to talk about when she knew she wanted to be an opera singer, what she thinks is the goal of opera, and how to deal with the rejection that comes with this career: “don’t let it take anything from your self esteem or your drive, instead use it as momentum to get better each day”. Read on to find out more.

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Artist of the Week 15 Qs for Giles Tomkins

Artist of the Week 15 Qs for Giles Tomkins

This week’s Artist of the Week is Canadian/Britsh bass-baritone, Giles Tomkins. Giles is currently starring as Parson/Badger in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with the Canadian Opera Company (running until Feb 16). Take special note of their Relaxed Performance happening for one night only on Feb 13. Giles generously sat down with us to talk about what singers past and present inspire him, his love for the Blue Jays and New England IPA’s, and he even shared one of his best Dad jokes. Read on to find out more.

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OPERA PLACES Alain Coulombe takes us to Montréal

OPERA PLACES Alain Coulombe takes us to Montréal

French-Canadian bass Alain Coulombe is coming to us from Montréal, Quebec where he is performing Assistant de Descartes in Opéra de Montréal ‘s production of La Reine-garçon running February 3 – 11. There are just a few shows left, so get your tickets now. In between performances, Alain shared with us what he loved about the city of Montréal; his favourite bistro, where to catch some incredible theater, and his favourite place to see Canadian and foreign cinema. Read on to find out more.

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Artist of the Week 20 Qs for Gregory Dahl

Artist of the Week 20 Qs for Gregory Dahl

This week’s Artist of the Week is the wonderful Canadian baritone, Gregory Dahl. Currently in Vancouver, he is in rehearsals preparing the titular role for Vancouver Opera’s upcoming production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, running Feb 10-18 . During his down time, we chatted with Gregory about how he started singing, his love of weather and weather apps, and how working with young singers is keeping him young. Keep reading to find out more. 

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Artist of the Week 16 Qs for  Peter Monaghan

Artist of the Week 16 Qs for Peter Monaghan

This week’s Artist of the Week is the multitalented bass baritone Peter Monaghan. Currently in Edmonton, he is in rehearsals for Edmonton Opera’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni, where he will be performing the role of Masetto, running Feb 1-3. This week, Peter shares with us what inspired him to start singing, when he knew he wanted to become an opera singer and the importance of time when it comes to developing as an artist and singer.  Read on to find out more!

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OPERA PLACES Julie Boulianne takes us to Vienna, Austria

OPERA PLACES Julie Boulianne takes us to Vienna, Austria

French-Canadian mezzo soprano Julie Boulianne is coming to us from Vienna, Austria where she is performing Mère Marie in Wiener Staatsoper’s production of Dialogues des Carmélites running January 28 – February 4. This week we sat down to chat with Julie about the town she has become well acquainted with; where to get the best food, which of the numerous museums to visit, and the best way to get around! Read on to find out more!

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Artist of the Week 37 Qs for Aline Kutan

Artist of the Week 37 Qs for Aline Kutan

This week’s Artist of the Week is celebrated Canadian soprano Simone Osborne! She is currently in Calgary, braving the cold and in rehearsals for The Elixir of Love with Calgary Opera, where she is staring as Adina, running Feb 3!
In the brief moments between rehearsals, Simone was generous to sit down with us to chat about what her current and future dream roles include, who is a source of inspiration for her artistry (this one will warm your heart), and what it means to be brave in music making. Read on to find out the details!

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Artist of the Week 27 Qs for Simone Osborne

Artist of the Week 27 Qs for Simone Osborne

This week’s Artist of the Week is celebrated Canadian soprano Simone Osborne! She is currently in Calgary, braving the cold and in rehearsals for The Elixir of Love with Calgary Opera, where she is staring as Adina, running Feb 3!
In the brief moments between rehearsals, Simone was generous to sit down with us to chat about what her current and future dream roles include, who is a source of inspiration for her artistry (this one will warm your heart), and what it means to be brave in music making. Read on to find out the details!

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Artist of the Week 17 Qs for Jane Archibald

Artist of the Week 17 Qs for Jane Archibald

This week’s Artist of the Week is Canadian soprano Jane Archibald; a favourite with the Canadian Opera Company audiences, she returns to Toronto this month to star as Vixen in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, running January 26- February 16. Lucky for us, Jane was generous enough to share a few moments  to tell us about the ups and downs of the industry, her drinks of choice, and how she manages her perfectionism.

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OPERA PLACES Simone McIntosh takes us to Düsseldorf and Duisburg, Germany

OPERA PLACES Simone McIntosh takes us to Düsseldorf and Duisburg, Germany

Canadian mezzo soprano Simone McIntosh is coming to us from Düsseldorf and Duisburg, Germany where she has just debuted the role of Hänsel in Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s production of Hänsel und Gretel, running until Jan 21. This week, we’re lucky to grab some time with this jet setting artist and hear about her experiences in Germany, where to find tasty vegetarian food on the road, and the importance of clean and reliable accommodations. Read on for more! 

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