Role(s) in this year's festival:
Don Pedro: Much Ado!
Chorus: The Fairy Queen
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
My name is Evan Lindberg and I am a bass-baritone from Calgary, AB. I am currently preparing for NUOVA's 2019 festival by diving into the score of Much Ado! by James Garner (with libretto by Patrick Hansen) and becoming as familiar as I can with the fabulous play from which this opera this adapted: Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
I have been aware of NUOVA's innovative programming and excellent training for years and I am thrilled to be joining such a like-minded community of artists and musicians this spring. As a Calgary native who has spent the last 3 years studying in America, I am looking forward to returning to Alberta and meeting fellow young singers and artists from across Canada.
EVAN LINDBERG - bass-baritone; Calgary, AB
Education: BMus in Vocal Performance, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Mentors: Timothy LeFebvre, Rachel Hop
Roles: Dr. Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro (ViVace Opera Workshop), The Jailor in Tosca (Opera on the Avalon), Monsieur Javelinot in Dialogues of the Carmelites (Oberlin Opera Theatre)
Dream Roles: Leporello in Don Giovanni, and (if I'm reincarnated as a tenor) Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George