Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week 16 Qs for Ambur Braid

Artist of the Week 16 Qs for Ambur Braid

Our Artist of the Week is Canadian soprano Ambur Braid, celebrated for her electrifying portrayals of powerful women and sensational debuts. We connected with her to chat all things opera, from lessons learned to favourite coffeeshops. Watch her sing the title role in Canadian Opera Company’s production of Salome running until Feb 24.

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Artist of the Week 28 Qs for Luca Pisaroni

Artist of the Week 28 Qs for Luca Pisaroni

Our Artist of the Week is acclaimed Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni. Renowned for his captivating presence on stage, Pisaroni has continued to build upon his impressive career singing on the world’s leading stages and earning achievements including the Opera News Award and being recognized as one of Opera for Peace’s Peace Ambassadors. He returns to the COC this month to sing the title role in the company’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, running until February 18.

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Artist of the Week 32 Qs for Gordon Bintner

Artist of the Week 32 Qs for Gordon Bintner

Our Artist of the Week is Canadian bass baritone Gordon Bintner, who makes his return this week to the Canadian Opera Company’s stage singing the Count in the company’s production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Bintner has announced a number of exciting projects for this upcoming season, including a return to the Royal Opera House singing Albert in Massenet’s Werther, and a yet-to-be-announced debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Canadian Opera Company’s The Marriage of Figaro runs January 27 until February 18.

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Artist of the Week 24 Qs for Joshua Hopkins

Artist of the Week 24 Qs for Joshua Hopkins

Juno Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins is recognized as one of the finest singer-actors of his generation, and he is using his voice to raise awareness for the global epidemic of gender-based violence. A number of notable appearances have been announced for his 2022-23 season, including the orchestral world premiere and Ontario tour of Songs for Murdered Sisters – conceived by Hopkins, and by composer Jake Heggie and author Margaret Atwood.

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Artist of the Week 24 Qs for Gerald Finley

Artist of the Week 24 Qs for Gerald Finley

Grammy-award winning Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley has announced a number of exciting projects to come in 2022/23, most recently, singing Il Conte di Almaviva in Opéra National de Paris’ new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro running until Dec 28. We had the chance to sit down with Finley and chat all things opera, from life lessons to craziest stage mishaps.

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Artist of the Week 31 Qs for Layla Claire

Artist of the Week 31 Qs for Layla Claire

For Canadian soprano Layla Claire, the 2022/23 season is one of role creations. Having just closed the world premiere run of Bilodeau/Bouchard’s La Beauté du Monde yesterday as Jeanne Boitel at Opéra de Montréal, Layla will get to create another major role in Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s Venere e Adone singing the title role of Venere at Hamburg Staatsoper in the spring.

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