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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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