Lara DODDS-EDEN

Lara brings international performance experience, a creative, sensitive approach and passionate commitment to every collaboration.   Following a twenty week residency as the Banff Centre’s Collaborative Pianist and Associate Artist in 2013-2014, Lara moved to Canada from her native Australia to commence doctoral studies with Lydia Wong at the University of...

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Michele Bogdanowicz

Canadian Michèle Bogdanowicz has taken an important place among the outstanding mezzo-sopranos of her generation. A Fellow at Ravinia’s Steans Institute for Young Artists, she was chosen to present the world premiere of songs “Facing Forward, Looking Back” by American composer Jake Heggie and as a member of the prestigious Merola Program of the San...

Emilia-Boteva

Emilia Boteva

At recent performance as Azucena at the Manitoba opera Gwenda Nemerofsky wrote,”Boteva was absolutely riveting; her dark smoky voice fulls of intense emotion, making us lives the story along with her. Her sizzling performance drew you to her whenever she stepped on stage. With her wild hair and powerful voice,...

Russell-Braun

Russell Braun

Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes” (Toronto Star) baritone Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world.  His intelligent and thoughtful portrayals of Chou En-lai, Billy Budd, Prince Andrei, Figaro,...

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Jeffrey Ollarsaba (Hill)

Tenor Jeffrey Ollarsaba (Hill), according to the press is “a born entertainer” (Los Angeles Times) and “a force to be reckoned with, [a voice] that sounds effortless but absoultely commands the listener’s attention. Jeffrey recently sang three performances at Carnegie Hall, debuting in January with Warren Jones, returning in March...

Isabel-Bayrakdarian

Isabel Bayrakdarian

It’s not every prima donna who can boast a degree in biomedical engineering, but then, Isabel Bayrakdarian isn’t your average prima donna—in fact, she’d probably demur at being called a prima donna at all. In a career still in its second decade, an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera houses and...

Ilana-Zarankin

Ilana Zarankin

Described as possessing a voice capable of “vaulting to vertiginous heights” (The New York Times) and singing with “poise, polish and a lovely voice” (The Millbrook Independent), soprano Ilana Zarankin is a recent graduate of Dawn Upshaw’s Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program (in the studio of Lorraine Nubar)....

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Ben Carlson

Ben Carlson is a Canadian actor, best known for his roles in Shakespeare’s plays. He portrayed Walter Shirley in the 2008 film Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Read more at http://anneofgreengables.wikia.com/wiki/Ben_Carlson

James-Westman

James Westman

Whether performing song, concert or opera throughout the world, Westman remains passionately vigilant for both healing and discovering human nature through his art. Formerly a successful boy treble, Mr. Westman toured with the American Boys Choir, the Paris Boys Choir and the Vienna Boys Choir. Known as Jamie Westman, he...

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William Webster

Founding Member, Resident Artist, Actor. FOR SOULPEPPER: (Selected): Don Carlos, Hamlet, King Lear, Nathan the Wise, Awake and Sing!, The Dybbuk, The Fantastics, Phèdre, Brief Lives. OTHER THEATRE: (Selected): 13 Seasons (Stratford); Waste, Camille (Shaw); Tartuffe (Theatre Calgary); The Music Man, Beggars’ Opera, The Cherry Orchard (Citadel); Galileo (Vancouver E.C.C.);...