Category: Brott Opera Cast 2022

John Tessier

The Juno Award-winning Tenor, John Tessier, has worked with many of the most notable conductors, singers and stage directors around the world. Appearances of the recent past and near future include performances at the Teatro alla Scala Milano, Rohm Theatre Kyoto Japan,  the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall, Teatro Colon, Oper …

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Cesar Bello

Cesar Bello is a Mexican-Canadian baritone who started his vocal training in Mexico and in 2009 continued his studies in Italy. He has performed in the most prestigious theatres and concert halls in Mexico, Italy and Canada. His operatic roles include Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Tonio and Silvio in Pagliacci, FigaroinIl …

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Ellita Gagner

Ellita Gagner is a London based mezzo-soprano and arts administrator. She was noted in Opera Canada Magazine for her performance in Brott Opera’sCosi fan tutte, “the more impulsive Dorabella sang with style”. Ellita holds a Bachelor of Music from Western University where she studied with acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Patricia Green. Ellita is a prize winner in …

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Geoffrey Schellenberg

Praised for his “clarion tone” (Ludwig van Toronto) and “impressive vocal colour” (Opera Canada), Canadian-American baritone Geoffrey Schellenberg is recognized for the roles of Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marcello (La bohème), and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte). He has become a frequent performer in Western Canada, recently appearing in productions with Vancouver …

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Lizzy Hoyt

Few vocalists authentically cross genres at the highest levels and maintain professional careers in both areas, but Lizzy Hoyt is one of them. Praised by Opera Canada for her dramatic depth and keen comedic gifts, she makes her debut this season with Manitoba Opera in the title role of Rossini’s La Cenerentola,and with Manitoba Chamber …

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Peter McGillivray

Saskatchewan-born, Sudbury-based baritone Peter McGillivray is a “gifted comic performer” who first burst on to the scene as winner of the CBC Young Performers Competition in 2003. A former member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and alumnus of the University of Toronto, he has also spent a season on the roster of the Metropolitan …

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Tamar Simon

Heralded for her “clear vibrant tone” (Opera Canada), Tamar Simon is an Armenian-Canadian soprano based in Montréal, Québec. She has been featured in many leading roles including Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Musetta (La bohème), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) which she performed in Highlands Opera Studio’s 2021 production. Tamar has sung …

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