Voice Type: Soprano
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Previous NUOVA Roles:
2017 - Patience: Patience
2017 - Chorus: Eugene Onegin
2017 - Enoch Snow's Daughter: Carousel
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- After recent success in completing my Graduating Recital at the University of Toronto, I have been thoroughly enjoying taking on the role of Elmire in Mechem’s Tartuffe. My Graduating Recital consisted of a 75-minute program that featured works by Joseph Haydn, Gabriel Fauré, Edvard Greig, Manuel de Falla, and Canadian composer, John Greer. Preparing for any performance, Recital or Opera, is a very fulfilling learning experience rich with new discoveries. I look forward to continuous long hours in the practice rooms discovering more exciting musical elements that I will be eager to share with all audiences!
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- Attending Opera NUOVA last summer was an experience that I will always cherish. NUOVA offers a variety of musical experiences, aside from the remarkable staged productions, such as lessons with various renown teachers from all over Canada, workshops, masterclasses, and concert opportunities. Not only does the program provide an extensive musical learning experience, but also the opportunity to achieve personal growth. Living away from home for several weeks and being surrounded by wonderful, inspiring, and supportive people, both faculty members and participants, is exceptional. I am grateful and so looking forward to the opportunity of another summer full of insight, mentorship, and pure music-making in NUOVA’s 20th Anniversary Year!
Martina Myskohlid is a prospect graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music studying Voice Performance under the tutelage of renown soprano, Monica Whicher. Martina began her classical music training at the age of 17 after several years studying Musical Theatre. She graduated from the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) where she majored in Musical Theatre and was a featured soloist in numerous concerts and shows. She is also a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music Phil and Eli Taylor Academy for Young Artists, a program that provides advanced young classical musicians with exceptional mentorship and unique performance opportunities.
Martina spent the summer of 2017 at NUOVA and has also attended the Vocal Techniques Workshop in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick (summers 2015 and 2016) directed by Wendy Nielsen. Recent performances include her Graduating Recital (a 75-minute program), the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience (Opera NUOVA), featured soloist with the Harmony Singers of Etobicoke, as well as seasonal choral concerts at U of T while being a featured soloist. Her most upcoming performance includes a semi-staged production of Mozart's Così fan tutte as the role of Despina in early May. Aside from her studies, Martina works as a vocal and piano teacher for children ages 6-15 from her private studio, and for the City of Toronto.
She is thrilled to be attending Opera NUOVA for a second summer with great enthusiasm for the 20th Anniversary year!