Singing Stars: The Next Generation—IRCPA

by | Oct 20, 2017 | Featured, News

Ten young professional singers have been selected to perform in Singing Stars: The Next Generation, Nov. 6 at Zoomer Hall, Toronto, presented by the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, a service organisation for Canada’s musicians.

The 10 singers are :

SopranosBrianna de Santis, Vania Margani

Mezzo-sopranoBeste Kalendar

TenorsAsitha Tennekoon, Jacques Arsenault, Jean-Philippe Fortier Lazure

BaritonesAndrey Andreychik, Bradley Christensen, Clarence Frazer, David Diston

All of the singers will have taken part in the IRCPA’s Encounter with Brett Polegato, in which the celebrated Canadian operatic baritone will have provided valuable advice, encouraging the singers to advance their skills, offering career guidance, and preparing them for the concert.

The singers will be featured in an evening of operatic or oratorio arias with pianist Rachel Andrist.  Ms. Andrist is also collaborative pianist for the Encounter.

At the conclusion of the November 6 concert, one of the singers will be chosen to receive a coveted IRCPA Career Blueprint Award.  The recipient will spend three days at the National Opera America Center in New York, where new photographs, video and audio recordings, website consultation, mentoring with professionals, and more is provided.

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Angie Bell

Angela Bell is Opera Canada’s Digital Media Specialist. She has held digital and PR roles with various businesses including the Walt Disney Company, Sullivan Entertainment and Toronto International Film Festival.



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