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UBC Opera Ensemble

UBC Opera Ensemble

The University of British Columbia Opera Ensemble was founded by Canadian lyric coloratura Nancy Hermiston in 1995. Beginning with a core of seven performers, Miss Hermiston has built the program to a 90-member company, performing three main productions at UBC every season, six Opera Tea Concerts, and several engagements with local community partners. The Ensemble’s mission is to educate young, gifted opera singers, preparing them for international careers.

Past productions have included Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe,The Merry Wives of Windsor, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, La Bohème, Dido and Aeneas,The Merry Widow, The Bartered Bride, Manon, Eugene Onegin, Florence Lady with the Lamp,Falstaff, Don Giovanni, Cendrillon, Albert Herring, Rusalka, Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and the Western Canadian Premiere of Harry Somer’s Louis Riel

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