Voice Type: Bass-baritone
Province/Territory: British Columbia
City: Halfmoon Bay
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Sarastro: The Arctic Flute
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- I am having a lot of fun preparing for my roles at NUOVA by taking time to get familiar with the text and working closely with my voice teacher. I am fortunate in my program to have plenty of masterclasses to sing in, so I have quite a few opportunities for feedback.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- I was first drawn to NUOVA's program from the reputation it has earned over the years in the early careers of many working Canadian opera singers. The bulk of my studies of singing have been during my last few years in Victoria, so I look forward to meeting and working with new colleagues. I chose to audition this year as I felt confident I was finally at a place with my vocal technique and stage experience where I could get the most out of the program.
Louis Dillon is a bass-baritone hailing from Halfmoon Bay, BC. He is pursuing his Diploma in Musical Performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. With VCM’s Opera Studio, his roles include Demetrius in "The Fairy Queen", Bartolo in "Le nozze di Figaro", and Guglielmo in "Così fan tutte". With Pacific Opera Victoria, Louis has sung as a Customs Sergeant in "La Bohème", a soloist in their outreach programs, and as a chorister. He has also performed with the VCM orchestra, East Van Opera, the Victoria Baroque Players, and won first place at the 2017 Performing Arts BC Provincials. He currently studies under Ingrid Attrot.