Sarah Dufresne is a Canadian Soprano currently attending McGill University in the Masters of Music- Voice and Opera program, studying with Tracy Smith Bessette. Sarah has recently completed her Bachelor of Music Honours performance degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. This summer Sarah will sing the role of “Tytania” in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Halifax Summer Opera Festival) This past year Sarah sang the role of “Aspesie” in Jacques Offenbach’s Une Demoiselle en Lotterie, and also covered the roles of “Ginevra” in Ariodante and “Cunegonde” in Candide. (Opera McGill) Her other credits include the role of “Morgana” in Alcina, “Zerlina” (cover) in Don Giovanni (Accademia Europea dell’Opera) “Vixen Sharpears,” in The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera Laurier) as well as the roles of “Gabriel” and “Eve” in The Creation. (Waterloo Chamber Players) Sarah’s extra training includes the Accademia Europea dell’Opera (Lucca, Italy) as well as the Stratford Summer Vocal Academy. (Stratford, Ontario) Sarah also enjoys taking part in the ‘Early music Ensembles’ at McGill. In the past Sarah has won the Wilfrid Laurier University Concerto Competition, as well as been a young performer featured on WNED radio Buffalo/Toronto. This summer, Sarah looks forward to spending time on the East Coast of Canada and studying the beautiful music of Benjamin Britten with the Halifax Summer Opera Festival.

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