Category: Brott Opera Cast 2022

David Araujo

David Araujo is a Brazilian tenor with a MM from Georgia State University. He has performed the roles of Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Don Curzio and Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), Mr. Upfold (Albert Herring), and Bastien (Bastien und Bastienne). He has also been featured as Ernesto (Don …

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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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Maxime Martin-Vo

Originally from Montreal, bass Maxime Martin-Vo completed his studies in vocal art at McGill University. He has recently appeared in the roles of Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola) with Opera in the Park and Don Giovanni with the Prague Summer Nights Opera Festival.In recent years he has also performed several other roles, including Publio (La Clemenza …

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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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