Lissy Meyerowitz

Meyerowitz is a mezzo-soprano who began her musical journey in a small town near Toronto when she learned to play the piano. This year, she makes her debut with HSOF as Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann. Find out more about The Tales of Hoffmann here:

Les contes d’Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann) (1881)


The 2019 festival

This year, HSOF welcomes over 50 performers from around the world, including many from Nova Scotia and the Maritimes, all of whom underwent competitive auditions. We are excited to introduce Lissy Meyerowitz as a performer this summer!

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Q:  When did you start studying voice? Where are you studying now?

A:  “I remember taking a single voice lesson when I was about 10 years old and, for whatever reason, not liking it. I gave it a real try in April of 2017, studying with Heather Faris. 

Currently, I am studying at the University of Toronto with Mark Daboll.”

Q:  What is the best part about starting a new opera?

A:  “This will be my first opera ever (!!!!) and I have already learned so much about my voice and my own process of learning a role. I think the best parts of HSOF will be the valuable on-stage experience I will gain as well as the lifelong friendships and connections I hope to make.”

Q:  Who is your biggest inspiration in the opera world?

A:  “Elina Garanča and Isabel Leonard will forever be my Mezzo inspirations.”

Q:  Who is your biggest inspiration in the non-opera world?

A:  “My mother, she is the strongest person I know and I try to be like her everyday.”

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