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Fleurs du Mal – The Baudelaire Project

Topher and I are very excited to announce a collaboration project happening this Fall! We have combined a pretty sexy program based on Baudelaire’s Fleurs du Mal with works by Berg, Debussy and a world premiere by Canadian composer, Erik...

How to break your suitcases

After the Opera Atelier tour for The Magic Flute and finishing up in the COC Ensemble studio last May, I ran off to Ireland. It was time to escape and see the world again!  I travelled through a bit of Ireland (where I...

While you’re in TO.

We travel a lot. We are often in unknown cities and if I know others in the world of opera, they have certain requirements that others don’t really think about, like how loud it is and if we can...

“I’ve never been afraid to fail.” – Michael Jordan

“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.” -Michael Jordan Tonight I was invited to a Toronto Raptors basketball...

Vitellia.

So that was fun. Our Ensemble Studio performance of Tito was a couple of days ago and it was inspiring and educational on so many levels. The most important being that the role was the most thrilling character I...

Die Fledermaus in Pictures.

Operanation9 in Pictures.

  Huge thanks to The Arkells for being amazing collaborators, Myles Mindam for the jewels and the entire team at the COC for whipping up this incredible event!

adrenaline hangover.

Last night was the premiere of Christopher Alden’s Die Fledermaus at The Canadian Opera Company and we had a blast. Do try to make it out to this show; it’s moody, dry, dark, honest, sexy, fun and really hilarious...

A new season, a new family

What a good looking bunch! Ladies and gents, The Canadian Opera Ensemble Studio of 2012/13. You can read about our first concert here.   

Semele with a dash of sumo, a temple and a sex garden.

  Tonight is the COC Ensemble Studio production of Semele at The Four Seasons Centre in Toronto and I cannot wait to run around that Ming Dynasty temple in the third act as Semele! Mireille Asselin and I are...

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