Province/Territory: British Columbia
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Participating in the 10-Day Intensive Program
I am currently preparing for NUOVA's program by focusing on my repertoire that I am planning to bring to the program this summer, especially looking at things such as text and character.
I have many colleagues and mentors who have been a part of NUOVA's programs in the past, all of whom have nothing but wonderful things to say. I'm especially drawn to the idea of drama and theatricality within music, which I think is something that seems to be a large part of the development of young performers in NUOVA's programs. This is a program I've been interested in for a while, and now in my second year of post-secondary studies I felt that this year was a good point for me personally to pursue this program.
Abby Corpus is a singer, actor, theatre instructor, and arts administrator local to Victoria, BC,
currently studying under Anne Grimm at the University of Victoria. She is incredibly passionate
about performance, especially as a means of inspiring creativity and telling stories. This passion
has led her to pursue many different facets of performance both onstage and off, working
primarily in classical voice and music theatre. She has had performance training from many
different programs and institutions, including the Victoria Conservatory of Music (Vocal
Collegium and Opera Studio Programs), VOS Musical Theatre, and Kaleidoscope Theatre.