The Opera page
Forbrich Computing is a supporter of the vocal arts, particularly classic opera. This page provides some commentary about opera, and provides information and links to people and organizations involved in bringing this great art form to life.
Young Artists and others of note
Jeremy Ludwig is a baritone based out of Toronto. Upcoming engagements include Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème with Opera Kitchener in the fall of 2010.
Coloratura soprano Julie Ludwig is a recent graduate from the Master’s Program at the University of Western Ontario and the winner of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant.
Toronto-based tenor Patrick Jang has recently performed with Opera Atelier and Toronto Operetta Theatre. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Opera School.
“Opera NUOVA was established in 1998, primarily as a training organization for operatic vocalists, pianists and chamber musicians across Canada. Our focus is to bridge the gap between academia and a professional career and we have developed a reputation as one of the best training programs in the country.” –from the Opera NUOVA website.
“Our mission is Inspiring Creativity. In The Banff Centre’s powerful mountain setting in the heart of Banff National Park, exceptional artists and leaders from around the world create and perform new works of art; share skills and knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment; and explore ideas and develop solutions in the arts and leadership.” –from the Banff Centre website.
“Edmonton Opera (EOA) is a successful regional opera company, with a proud 43 year history in Edmonton. EOA has a financially secure, artistically strong and promising future.” –from the Edmonton Opera website.
“Opera Lyra Ottawa (OLO) was founded by soprano Diana Gilchrist in 1984 to fill the void created when the National Arts Centre cancelled its annual opera festival in 1983. It has since developed a considerable reputation for its acclaimed mainstage productions, becoming one of the largest independent arts organizations in the National Capital Region.” –from the Opera Lyra website.