Noftall is a baritone who has had a very musical upbringing back home in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This year, he makes his debut with HSOF as Papageno in The Magic Flute. Find out more about The Magic Flute here:
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 Luke Noftall as a performer this summer!
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Q: When did you start studying voice? Where are you studying now?
A: “I started studying voice at the age of 8 with my teacher Mabel Doak. She had taught my sister before me, and played a huge part in my musical and vocal development. I still love getting to sing for her every time I come home from school. I’m currently pursuing my Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto, and will be going into my 4th year of studies this coming fall.“
Q: What is the best part about starting a new opera?
A: “The best part of starting a new opera for me is getting an opportunity to look at a role or character from a new and fresh perspective. It can be really easy to find great interpretations online, but being able to bring your own twist to a well-known character or work is what is so exciting about starting a new opera.“
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration in the opera world?
A: “My biggest inspirations in the opera world are singers like Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Bryn Terfel who are such incredible artists, as well as my amazing teacher Lorna MacDonald, my coach David Eliakis and my former teacher Mabel Doak.”
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration in the non-opera world?
A: “My biggest inspiration in the non-opera world is definitely my mother. She’s always been so extremely supportive and has always believed in my ability as an artist and singer.”