Role(s) in this year's festival:
Dickon and Lieutenant Wright: The Secret Garden
Soloist: The Fairy Queen
Hortensio: Kiss Me, Kate
Previous NUOVA Roles:
2017 - Archibald Grosvenor: Patience
2017 - Chorus: Eugene Onegin
How are you preparing for NUOVA's program?
Preparing this role has been a blast because Dickon has a heavy Yorkshire accent! I love playing around with accents, so I've been diving in and talking to all my friends in Yorkshire. There are particular vocal challenges with this role specifically with combining accent work into sung text and making sure it doesn’t sound overwrought or clichéd. Having not done a lot of musical theatre, this role is a departure from my usual studies, but it gives me a chance to work more closely with text as an actor.
What attracts you to NUOVA's programs? Why this year?
Having done Opera NUOVA’s program in a previous year, I was blown away by the caliber of everyone around me. Between the teachers, directors, coaches, and especially the other participants, it feels like a place where I need to push myself to be better. Growth happens most during times of great stress and NUOVA ensures that you are pushed beyond your own limitations to accomplish more than you envisioned. This is a special year with a huge revamp of the structure of NUOVA, so I'm excited to see what new elements they've brought in.
Canadian tenor, Tim Carter began singing at age 21 after four years studying psychology. Deciding to change course and merge his passion for languages with a previous love of classical music and theatre, opera was the natural choice. He has just completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Calgary under Dr Laura Hynes, filling out his degree with solo recitals, choral engagements, and opera scenes. Holding a deep passion for German Lied, Tim performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe in concert with Bronwyn Schuman (2018) and will present Schubert’s Winterreise this summer (2019.) Previous roles include Heinrich in the world première performance of the newly composed opera The Double Hook by William Jordan (University of Calgary – 2017,) and Archibald Grosvenor in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience (Opera NUOVA – 2017.) Upcoming engagements include a presentation of Polish Art Song for the University of Calgary Graduate Research Symposium (2019), and Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Grande Prairie Opera – 2019.)