Auditions in Halifax complete

Auditions in Halifax went really well yesterday, with Halifax’s longest audition panel hearing some really great people 🙂 HSOW’s auditions are now complete. We will finish reviewing our many, many distance applications and we’ll be letting people know results in the next couple of weeks.


Halifax auditions on Saturday

We’re all looking forward to hearing auditions on Saturday in Halifax, our last round of in-person auditions. Distance applications continue to come in and we’re getting ready for making final decisions on casting.

All the best,


Thank you to all the London and Toronto auditioners!

This round of auditions is now over, and I’ll be heading home on Monday.  On behalf of HSOW, I’d like to thank every person who sang for me on this trip, and all the collaborative pianists who accompanied them.  I’m very grateful that so many talented, passionate and dedicated young people want to come and spend part of their summers with us out in Halifax, making opera.  I truly wish I had roles to offer all of you.  Casting decisions will be made by the middle of March in most cases, but if you need to know earlier, please email me and I’ll try to give you an answer sooner 🙂

All the best!


I’m on my way to Toronto

I’m at Halifax airport, waiting for my flight to T.O.  While I’m on the road you can reach me at 1-902-541-7491 or mco [at]  Marja will also be available by email — if you’ve got changes or cancellations to your audition times, please contact her.

Looking forward to seeing you all!


Audition spots filling up fast

Audition spots are totally booked for London, ON — Thursday February 10, 12 – 2 and for all times in Toronto on Saturday February 12. Still some times later in the day for London and for the evening of Friday Feb 11 in Toronto.

Or we could add you to the waiting list.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!