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Sinéad White

Sinéad White

Irish-born soprano Sinéad White is based in Toronto, Canada and maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in North America. She performs regularly with ensembles such as Tafelmusik Orchestra & Chamber Choir, Theatre of Early Music, and the Toronto Bach Festival. She and lutenist Jonathan Stuchbery founded Duo Oriana, a soprano/lute duo dedicated to music of the renaissance and baroque alongside arrangements of folk music from Ireland and Great Britain. They will be releasing their first album with Leaf Records, How Like a Golden Dream, in Spring 2023 and are currently the artists-in-residence at St. James Cathedral in Toronto.

Select highlights as a soloist include the role of Sally in Nick Veltmeyer’s Nova-Scotian Folk Opera Jimmy & Rosalia with Aureas Voces, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri with Early Music Vancouver and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Kamloops Symphony. She was the soprano soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kelowna, BC with the Okanagan Festival Singers alongside members of the Okanagan Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St. Andrew’s-Wesley ​and Handel’s Messiah with the Chilliwack Symphony.

Sinéad was a young artist at the Boston Early Music Festival where she sang the role of Angelica in Handel’s Orlando and performed in the ensemble of the North American premiere of Agostino Steffani’s Orlando generoso. Further artistic training includes the Ton Koopman Academy, an Art of Song Fellowship at the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Canadian Vocal Arts Academy and the Sibelius Academy’s Creative Dialogues Program in Santa Fe, NM. She completed her BMus and MMus at McGill University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Historical Performance at the University of Toronto.

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