Congratulations to the HSOF alumni now at l’Atelier lyrique of the L’Opéra de Montréal: Frédérique Drolet (Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream 2012), Jenn Szeto (music director for the One Act Operas 2012) and Josh Whelan (Mr Kofner in The Consul 2008). Way to go, guys!
We are tickled pink to announce that HSOW almumna Maureen Ferguson has been awarded a place with the Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program!
[box] “Each season, Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program provides up to eight young singers with the opportunity to study and perform under a highly prestigious professional staff of teachers and performers. The program is intended to benefit Canadian singers who have completed pre-professional training at an opera program. It will serve as a bridge between academic programs and the professional world of opera, offering the experience and practical skills necessary to succeed as a self-employed professional in a highly competitive international environment”.[/box]
We’ve had the pleasure of working with this talented mezzo soprano twice: in 2010 she sang the role of Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina and last year she sang Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Il contes d’Hoffmann. I’m sure I join all her colleagues, teachers and coaches in wishing Maureen the very best as she moves into this next stage of her career!