Role(s) in this year's festival:
Mme Pernelle: Tartuffe
Chorus: City Workers in Love
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- To prepare for NUOVA, I am spending a lot of time in the practice room learning the challenging yet rewarding music to be found in Kirke Mechem's "Tartuffe" and Neil Weisenel's "City Workers in Love." I am also working hard with my studio teacher to prepare the wonderful repertoire that I am planning to sing at the festival.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- I am very excited to participate in NUOVA's programs this year as there are some wonderful stage works being featured as part of the festival which will be an absolute privilege to be part of! I am also thrilled with the opportunity to work with the wonderful faculty set to participate in the program.
Dominie Boutin is a mezzo-soprano from Calgary, AB. She is currently working towards an Honours Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON, studying under Canadian mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber. Dominie has participated in several festivals including the Mountainview International Festival of Song and Chamber Music, the NATS Ontario Chapter Vocal Showcase as well as the Calgary Performing Arts Festival (formerly Kiwanis Festival). Dominie is an alumna of Jessica Lutzak’s Music Studio in Calgary and a former member of the Calgary Girls Choir under the direction of Elaine Quilichini. She is very excited to be participating for the first time in Opera NUOVA’s summer program.