Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal

On the path of love

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 - 12:10 PM
Salle Claude-Léveillée - Place des Arts

Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal: On the path of love

The young singers of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal lead us with happiness on the path of love.



As the Opéra de Montréal’s artist-in-residence program for emerging Canadian opera singers, pianists-vocal coaches, and stage directors, the Atelier lyrique serves as a true springboard to a professional career. Among the values the program emphasizes are autonomous career management and achieving a balance on a human level—with the ultimate goal being that Atelier members leave the program as complete artists who can contribute to the advancement of the discipline, both at home and abroad. Since 1984, two hundred artists have received training at the Atelier, with a good number going on to successful careers on the national and international scenes.

Rose Naggar-Tremblay's Biography

Rose Naggar-Tremblay, mezzo (2nd year) – Quebec (Montreal)

Rose Naggar-Tremblay has recently performed at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, with La Compagnie baroque Mont-Royal, the Opéra de Lévis, Stella Musica, Production point d’arrêt, the Lyric Montreal Ensemble, the Toronto Summer Music Festival and Opera McGill, appearing most notably in the roles of Zora (Svadba, Sokolovic), Tsibe (La Cenerentola, Rossini), Carmen (Carmen, Bizet), Dejanira (Hercules, Händel) and Dido (Dido and Aeneas, Purcell). She was also a soloist in Duruflé’s Requiem (Choeur Métropolitain).

Andrea Nunez's Biography

Andrea Nunez, soprano (1st year) – Ontario (Markham)

Andrea Nunez is a former student of the Santa Fe Opera’s Artist Learning Program as well as the Young Artists Program of the Opera Theater of St. Louis, where she will be returning soon to perform the role of the soldier Sonia Gonzalez at the world premiere of An American Soldier. She recently played the role of Despina in Cosi fan tutte (Highlands Opera Studio) and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (Brott Opera). Nunez has received the Roberta Peters Award from the George London Foundation and the Richard Gaddes Career Development Award. In 2016, she was a finalist in the Canadian Opera Company’s Center Stage Competition and a semi-finalist in the Voix Nouvelles contest in 2018.

Brenden Friesen's Biography

Brenden Friesen, bass-baritone (1st year) – Saskatchewan (Langham)

Brenden Friesen is currently completing a MMus Opera degree from the University of Toronto. He recently performed the roles of Leporello (University of Toronto production) and Masetto (Saskatoon Opera) in Don Giovanni as well as the title role in Handel’s Imeneo (University of Toronto production). He also portrayed Sam Jenkins in the University of Toronto production, Of Three I Sing, and Colline in La Bohème (Saskatoon Opera and Highlands Opera Studio).

Scott Brooks's Biography

Scott Brooks, bass-baritone (2nd year) – British Columbia (Vancouver)

Scott Brooks finished his first years at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal. He was recently on Jeunesses Musicales Canada’s tour as Masetto and Commendatore in Don Giovanni. He has also performed with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Scott holds a Bachelor in Opera from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of St. Andrews.

Rocco Rupolo's biography

Rocco Rupolo, tenor (2nd year) – Ontario (Toronto)

Rocco Rupolo hold an Opera Diploma and a Bachelor of music degree from the University of Toronto. He performed recently the role of Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Sondheim) and Remendado in Carmen (Bizet) with the Vancouver Opera, where he was part of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program for two years.  He also played the role of Manrico in Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore (Opera by Request). In 2017-2018, Rocco Rupolo played the role of Spoletta in Tosca for his debut with the Opéra de Montréal and sang Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette. He was recently soloist in the Missa Solemnis (FACE school) and Mozart’s Requiem (Vox Luminosa).

Holly Kroeker's biography

Holly Kroeker, pianist (1st year) – Alberta (Grand Prairies)

Holly Kroeker is a coach and a rehearsal pianist at the Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program. She holds a Master of Music in Piano Accompanying from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Interpretation from the University of Alberta. She took part in numerous summer festivals, including the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and has worked for the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI) as well as for Opera Nuova. When Holly is not working with the singers, she plays for ballet studios such as Ballet Korgen, Citie Ballet and In Studio – The National Ballet of Canada. 



175 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 – 12:10 PM
Tickets prices

15$ (tx and service fee included)

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