Canadian Mezzo-Soprano Alanna Fraize is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Described by Opera News as having an “ample and robust ” voice, Ms. Fraize has been praised for “barn burning” and “absolutely thrilling” performances. Operatic roles have included Cherubino in I due Figaro, Signora Guidotti in I due timidi; Aunt Hannah Watkins in Emmeline; Tisbe in La Cenerentola; Annio in La Clemenza di Tito; Meg Page in Falstaff; Florence in Albert Herring; Maman, La tasse chinoise and La libellule in l’enfant et les sortilèges and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Notable performances have included: Mezzo Soprano soloist in The Lord Nelson Mass and the Mozart Requiem with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Fraize is delighted to be an Emerging Artist with Calgary Opera for the 2020-21 Season. A student of Joan Patenaude Yarnell, Alanna holds Bachelor and Master degrees (Voice) and a Professional Studies Certificate (Voice) from The Manhattan School of Music.