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Province/Territory: New Brunswick
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Participating in the 10-Day Intensive Program
To prepare for NUOVA I have been looking at new repertoire and improving on my technique. In lessons with Dr. Dory Hayley we have been discovering various vocal techniques and plan to have an exciting list prepared. Along with a search for new music for summer programs, I am preparing for my credited recital which will have a mix of early and contemporary works to present a recital inspired by colours and positivity. In collaboration with many of my current classes, I have also been able to discover many important topics in opera, such as ideas of feminism and exoticism, and explore the importance and relevance of many works in historical context. The pieces that I am preparing for NUOVA will not only be beautiful song choices but pieces that will present relevant opera topics.
I believe that the Opera NUOVA program will be very beneficial to me to develop necessary skills in the opera industry and will allow me to work with terrific mentors. As I have utilized of Kim Mattice Wannat's pedagogical approach to singing for quite some time, I am very excited to be able to learn from her in an environment with other youth performers. I am also very excited to learn how a professional opera company functions as I am from the very small town of Bathurst, New Brunswick and have not had much opera experience outside of my post-secondary institution of Mount Allison University. I decided to apply this year as I believe my voice has grown greatly during my past 3 years at school and it would be the perfect time to experience an outside program before I head into a Masters of Performance.
Amanda Godin is currently working towards a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Her beautiful soprano voice and extraordinary passion for performance in both the classical and musical theatre genres allow her to captivate audiences. She is currently under the tutelage of Dr. Dory Hayley and has previously studied under Dr. Catherine Abele Landry. Amanda’s previous performance experiences at Mount Allison University include multiple solo opera and classical performances, including a solo credited recital, and recently playing the part of Phoebe D’Ysquith in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”. She also loves singing in harmony with friends as part of the New Brunswick Youth Choir and Mount Allison’s Choral Society and Elliott Chorale!