HSOW congratulates alumna Maureen Ferguson on earning a place with Calgary Opera!

Maureen Ferguson as Bradamante with Tracy Reynolds as Ruggiero, with Christina Rivera as Alcina, 2010

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!

Go, Maureen!

Nina Scott-Stoddart
General Director


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