Nova Sinfonia is honoured to be performing with various talented musicians of Nova Scotia
Bio coming soon!
Halifax born Soprano, Brittany Cann, has recently returned home after being
awarded her Master’s Of Opera Performance from the University of Toronto’s Opera
School, studying with Soprano Wendy Nielsen. While there she was fortunate enough to perform roles such as; Rosmene in Handel’s Imeneo, Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, Tiny in their production of Paul Bunyan by Benjamin Britten, as well as Eurydice in their production of Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers conducted by Russell Braun. She has won the 2017 Concerto Competition, singing a selection of Strauss songs with the UofT Symphony Orchestra. Shad has also performed the Act II duet from Verdi’s La Traviata with the Campus philharmonic Orchestra.
Prior to her time in Toronto, she graduated with her Bachelors of Music in Vocal
Performance from Dalhousie University, under the tutelage of mezzo-soprano Marcia
Swanston. She has adjudicated for voice during the 2018 Nova Scotia Kiwanis Music
festival, and has performed with Opera on the Avalon in St. John’s, singing the role of
Kitty Heart in Dead Man Walking and Elizabeth Crowley in their production of Ours.
During her studies at Dal, she had the pleasure of singing and living in Italy with COSI’s summer production of La Bohème where she performed the role of Mimì.
Since returning she has performed Leonore’s aria from Beethoven’s Fidelio and
Handel’s Messiah with the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra. She is honoured to perform with Nova Sinfonia for you this evening and hopes you enjoy the program.
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