Voice Type: Baritone
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Papageno: The Arctic Flute
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- On top of practice, I am trying to go through my repertoire and role to see where my problem areas lie, and therefore where I may be able to find areas for improvement through the coaching and support of the Opera NUOVA program. I also am trying to spend more time whistling to the Toronto pigeons to better understand Papageno.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- Many of my colleagues have taken part in the Opera NUOVA program, speaking with them I am certain that this experience will better me as a singer and an artist. The stars seemed to align as I was looking at summer programs for this year and also preparing Papageno in my personal study, I am confidant this will lay a strong foundation for a role I hope to sing many times in my career.
Noah Grove is a Toronto-based baritone who "shows promise" (Opera Ramblings) and performs in the greater southern Ontario area.
This year, Noah took part in The Glenn Gould School’s production of Die Fledermaus as Frank, conducted by Nathan Brock of Hamburgische Staatsoper and directed by Joel Ivany. Earlier in the year he was a part of Opera York’s production of Carmen as El Dancaïro, conducted by Denis Mastromonaco. Last year he performed with The Stratford Summer Music Festival in Don Pasquale, and Viardot’s Cendrillon with The Glenn Gould School. Noah returned to the Orpheus Choir directed by Robert Cooper as a Sidgwick Scholar for the 2017-18 season, participating in the Toronto and Canadian premieres of a number of new works. He also presented his second recital at The Glenn Gould School this spring. Noah has had the opportunity to work and coach with leading professionals such as John Fanning, Brett Polegato, Michael McMahon, Jane Archibald, and many others.
Noah will complete his Bachelor of Music this coming year at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music and will be applying to continue his studies in opera and voice performance. Noah currently studies with Monica Whicher and coaches with Peter Tiefenbach. He graduated from Canterbury Arts High School in Ottawa with a fine arts certificate, and was heavily involved in the Ottawa theatre and acting community. Noah enjoys language and poetry and looks forward to adding varied and diverse pieces and roles to his repertoire.