Toronto based Soprano, Maureen Ferguson, is a recent graduate of the Emerging Artists Program at the Calgary Opera Company in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Born into a very musical family, her father a professional trombone player, she started in music at a young age in choirs and bands. She holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan, and a B. M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Western Ontario.
During graduate studies at the University of Michigan she had the privilege to create such roles as Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff, Alma March in Adamo’s Little Women and Der Trommler in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Previous roles include Terentia in John Duke’s Captain Lovelock, The Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Ursule in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict, Concepcion in Ravel’s L’heure Espagnol, Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina, and Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. She has performed with Highlands Opera in Haliburton, ON, Opera NUOVA in Edmonton, AB, The Halifax Summer Opera Workshop in Halifax, NS, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal, QC, the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy in London, ON and Arbor Opera Company in Ann Arbor, MI.
Ms. Ferguson is equally at home on the Oratorio stage and has performed as the alto soloist in works such as Durufle’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Vespers, Howell’s Requiem, Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion, Bach’s Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah.