Máiri Demings is a mezzo-soprano hailing from Springhill, Nova Scotia. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Acadia University and has recently completed her Masters of Music in Vocal Literature and Performance at the University of Western Ontario. While at Acadia she was an active member of Acadia’s Singing Theatre Production Ensemble, as well as a soloist in the Acadia Performing Arts Series Tom Regan Memorial Concert, Acadia University Chorus, Parrsboro’s Classics by the Bay, and was the Nova Scotia voice representative for the 2016 National Music Festival in Edmonton. Recent roles include Mercédès in Carmen (Halifax Summer Opera Festival), Edith in The Pirates of Penzance (UWOpera), Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (Accademia Europea Dell’Opera), creating the role of Professor Van Helsing in Dylan Langan’s Dracula (Vera Causa Opera), and Maddalena in Rigoletto (La Music Lirica). She currently resides in London, Ontario where she studies with tenor Torin Chiles and keeps up an active teaching and performing schedule. She is thrilled to be back in her home province and participating in HSOF again!