Voice Type: Mezzo soprano
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Third Lady: The Arctic Flute
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- I have been carefully learning my role as well as various art songs and arias that all singers are bringing to the festival. I am very much looking forward to being able to refine my music once at the festival, so it is imperative to be ready beforehand.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- I have heard so much about NUOVA from colleagues: NUOVA is one of the leading young artist programs in Canada. The reputation as well as shining reviews from fellow singers attracted me to this program. This year, I am very much looking forward to performing a larger role in one of Mozart's most iconic operas.
o Education: BMus in Vocal Performance, Western University
o Roles: Edith in The Pirates of Penzance (UWOpera), Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte (UWOpera), Prima Sorella Cercatrice in Suor Angelica (Halifax Summer Opera Festival), The Female Scarecrow in The Spirit Garden (Sounds of the Next Generation)
Having recently received an undergraduate degree in performance from Western University, Ottawa native Lauren Halász is quickly advancing as a young artist under the guidance of soprano Bethany Hörst. Halász frequently performs in galas, masterclasses, and competitions in Canada. Favourite opera credits include Edith in The Pirates of Penzance (UWOpera, 2018), Third Spirit in Die Zauberflöte (UWOpera, 2017), Suor Osmina and Prima Sorella Cercatrice in Suor Angelica (UWOpera and Halifax Summer Opera Festival), and The Female Scarecrow in R. Murray Schafer’s The Spirit Garden (Sounds of the Next Generation, 2016).