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Artist of the Week 34 Qs for Rihab Chaieb
Rising star Tunisian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb is our Artist of the Week. Her 2022/23 season is a busy one, filled with anticipated returns and debuts. This week, she is in Geneva opening the world premiere of Christian Jost’s Journey of Hope/ Voyage vers l’espoir at Grand Théâtre de Genève singing La mère Meryem (running until April 4).
OPERA PLACES Soprano Emily Dorn takes us to Montreal
This week, Canadian soprano Emily Dorn is in Montreal singing the role of Margarita Xirgu in Opéra de Montréal’s Ainadamar. Join us as she gives us a tour of beautiful and scenic Montreal, from vibrant street art to the most peaceful place in the city. Ainadamar runs until March 26.
Artist of the Week 17 Qs for Karina Gauvin
Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin is our Artist of the Week. This week, Gauvin sings The Human Requiem (Brahms’s Requiem) alongside Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins with the Colorado Symphony conducted by Canadian-American Peter Oundjian (performances run from March 24 to 26).
Artist of the Week 24 Qs for Elizabeth Polese
Our Artist of the Week is Toronto-born soprano Elizabeth Polese. This weekend, she makes her role debut with Opéra de Montréal singing Nuria in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar running March 18 to 26. She sits down with us to reflect on life as an opera singer—the ups and downs, lessons learned, favourite places she’s worked, and more.
Winter 2022/23 Print Issue Stage Business: Charlotte Lee—Propelling Artist Careers
Charlotte Lee founded Primo Artists in 2015; the classical music artist management agency repress A-list artists like Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Wynton Marsalis.
Winter 2022/23 Print Issue New On The Scene: Brian Cho
Our Winter print issue’s ‘New on the Scene’ artist is collaborative pianist, Brian Cho, who is currently in the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio Program.
OPERA PLACES Mezzo Soprano Marion Newman takes us to Anchorage
Kwagiulth and Stó:lō First Nations mezzo soprano Marion Newman is currently in Anchorage, Alaska rehearsing for Anchorage Opera’s production of Missing, opening March 10. In this OPERA PLACES, Newman takes us to some of her favourite spots!
Artist of the Week 26 Qs for Aviva Fortunata
Our artist of the week is Calgary-born soprano Aviva Fortunata. This week she makes her role and company debut with Sarasota Opera singing Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani. She sat down with us to reflect on her career in opera, stage mishaps and the best advice she’s ever received.
Winter 2022/23 Print Issue Business Experts Interpret Opera: Julie Hansen of Salesforce
As Global Executive Advisor at Salesforce JULIE HANSEN’S success is tied to her ability to apply cross-disciplinary expertise to simplify complex problems.