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Name: Klara Martel-Laroche Voice Type: Soprano From: Quebec City Teacher: Adrienne Savoie Education: Conservatoire de musique de Montréal Klara Martel-Laroche is pursuing a master’s in performance at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal under the supervision of Adrienne Savoie. Open-minded by nature, Klara is a sensitive artist whose commitment to music is as strong as her will to invest in it emotionally. In operas and musicals alike, she handles soprano and mezzo roles with equal ease, with a readiness to depart from the beaten paths. In recent years, she has sung the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon under the baton…

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Name: Samira Tou Type de voix : soprano From: Algérie Teachers: Gail Desmarais, Anne Popescu, Rose-Marie Landry, Lyne Fortin Éducation : Université de Montréal et Université McGill Samira Tou has been lauded for her acting ability, engaging presence and dancing skills. Weaned as much on the rhythms and melodies of her native land as the sounds of Western music, this singer embraces music from a worldly perspective, as if she had many options to choose from. By the time she started operatic singing, she already had 15 years of experience as a classical dancer under her belt. On two occasions, she…

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Name: Maud Lewden Voice Type: soprano From: France Teachers: Rosemarie Landry and Richard Margison Education: Université de Montréal A native of Bordeaux, France, Maud Lewden is a soprano who earned her undergraduate diploma in her hometown before moving to Montreal to get a master’s in vocal performance at the Université de Montréal. She is currently a pupil of Rosemarie Landry and Richard Margison. From 2018 to 2021, she took part in productions staged by  the Atelier d’Opéra at U of M under the direction of Robin Wheeler. She has benefited from the guidance of several keynote instructors like Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière,…

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Name: Agnès MénardVoice Type: SopranoFrom: FranceTeachers: Rosemarie Landry and Catherine SévignySchool: Université de Montréal Soprano Agnès Ménard began her studies in France with Anne Constantin. During her apprenticeship, she played Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Despina in Così fan tutte and the First Lady in The Magic Flute. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Université de Montréal under the direction of Rosemarie Landry and Catherine Sévigny. She has sung Elettra in Idomeneo, Gabrielle in La Vie parisienne, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Diane in Actéon. She has also sung excerpts from Ana Sokolović’s song cycle…

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Name: Yosra Abid Voice Type: SopranoFrom: Tunisia Teachers: Hristina Hadjieva and Julie Gebhart Education: Music Institute in Tunis  In 2017, soprano Yosra Abid successfully completed her undergraduate studies in music and musicology with a closing recital, for which she received an honourable mention and personal congratulations from the examiners. Prior to that, Yosra began a three-year apprenticeship in 2014 with baritone Ivan Konsulov, choir director of the Bachakademie in Stuttgart, while taking lessons with Christof Buescher, Benedikt Holtbern and Lucas Grimm that same year; further instruction ensued with conductor Vladimir Sheiko in 2016 and, a year later, with Polish countertenor…

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  Name: Queen Hezumuryango Voice Type: mezzo-soprano From: Burundi Teachers: Rosemarie Landry and Catherine Sévigny Education: Université de Montréal Queen Hezumuryango is a mezzo-soprano whose experience and passion for music cover a range of styles, from opera to recitals and musicals. Among her credits are Huntsman in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Third Wood Sprite in Dvořák’s Rusalka and Venus in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers. She will soon begin her doctoral program at the Université de Montréal, her dissertation addressing the contribution of Black composers to classical music. She wishes to acknowledge the invaluable support of her teachers, friends and…

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Name: Nolan Kehler From: Winnipeg Teacher: Benjamin Butterfield Education: University of Victoria Voice type: Tenor Tenor Nolan Kehler is the provincial coordinator for the Manitoba chapter of Opera InReach, which aims to provide accessible opera education to schools with an eye towards equity, diversity and inclusion. Before cancellations due to COVID-19, Nolan was to appear as a professional fellow with SongFest at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and as a studio artist in the Aspen Opera Theatre and VocalARTS program. Nolan was still able to perform virtually during the pandemic as Mr. Miggles in Caryll and Ross’s The Shop…

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Name: Michal Aloni From: Montreal Teacher: Ariane Girard Education: Western University, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Voice type: Mezzo-soprano Michal Aloni is an Israeli mezzo-soprano based in Montreal. She has performed Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Diana in La Calisto, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera and the title role in Sarti’s Giulio Sabino. Other roles include Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Dorothée in Cendrillon, and Moabite Woman in R. Becket’s Ruth. Performing in many choral and solo concerts around the world, Michal has acted as an ambassador with her deep passion for Israeli…

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Name: Jaeyeon KimVoice type: sopranoFrom: South KoreaTeachers: Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, Mignon DunnEducation: Ewha Woman’s University, Manhattan School of Music Jaeyeon Kim has already accomplished quite a bit in her young career. She won the Outstanding Performance Award in the 8th Metropolitan International Competition and the second prize in the New Jersey Sinfonietta Competition as well as the grand prize in the East Coast International Competition and the Best Vocal Technique Award in the Forte International Competition. Jaeyeon, 31, performed as a soloist in major works such as Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Brahms’s German Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah. As for…

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Name: Jeremy Scinocca Voice type: tenor From: Toronto Teacher: Stefano Algieri Education: McGill Schulich School of Music Jeremy Scinocca is a young and promising Canadian tenor. His recent engagements include the role of Eduardo in Un girono di regno and Mr. Pinkleton in Cinderella with Opera McGill. He has also been chosen to participate in masterclasses with the conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the tenor Michael Schade. When did you first start making music? The story I am told by my parents is that I would hum in the crib trying to sing. I would say that I’ve had an interest in…

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