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Saskatoon Opera is pleased to announce the expansion of its educational initiatives to continue to fulfill its mission to engage the people of Saskatchewan in professional opera through production, outreach, and involvement of young audiences and emerging artists.
Spotlight on: Iain MacNeil
"I've learned that audiences and even audition panels will forgive vocal imperfection for a committed, sincere interpretation of a role or a piece. That said, I've learned that establishing a healthy singing technique that you can rely on day in and day out is priceless. Perhaps most importantly I've learned that a positive attitude helps to foster an effective and enjoyable work environment."Read More
Talking with singers: Peter McGillivray
"I came to opera a little bit later," says McGillivray, who studied English, history, and Political Science before turning his attention to singing. "I think it was helpful for me to have to make the conscious decision to study this, because in the end you do decide that it's the only thing you can do."Read More
Spotlight on: Laurelle Jade Froese
I don't think I've met many young singers who work as hard as mezzo-soprano Laurelle Jade Froese. The Winnipeg native is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where I heard her as the hilariously uppity Florence Pike in Joel Ivany's production of Albert Herring. Laurelle has sung at Saskatoon Opera, Highlands Opera Studio, and she just finished a season with Vancouver Opera as a Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist.Read More
Spotlight on: Lida Szkwarek
Winnipeg-born soprano Lida Szkwarek is a past finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and she makes her Edmonton Opera debut this coming seasons as Micaëla in Carmen. Lida will return to Calgary Opera to sing First Lady in their 2016 production of Die Zauberflöte. She's also sung on stages in Saskatoon and at The Banff Centre; speaking The Banff Centre, I was recently reminded of a beautiful story by a mutual colleague of Lida and mine, where Lida's now fiancé, tenor Michael Marino, proposed to her on the Eric Harvie Theatre stage after a performance of Don Giovanni (#operaproposals?).Read More
Michelle Telford, Creating Custom Surtitles for Opera Today
This is a guest post by Michelle Telford, custom surtitlist with Saskatoon Opera. "Seeing is for suckers, and sleep is for the weak." - Michelle.Read More
What's on, eh?
This spring, opera-going Canadians are in luck: across the country, opera is a-happening. Starting in the West, you can still catch Verdi's Don Carlo at Vancouver Opera, playing until May 11th. The cast includes Canadian faves like Joni Henson and Brett Polegato, and they're doing it in Italian. Nice.Read More