Role(s) in this year's festival:
Magda Sorel: "The Consul"
have been preparing for NUOVA's program by listening, learning and reading the score for Menotti's "The Consul." This repertoire is unlike anything I have ever sung before, so it has been a challenge becoming comfortable with the role of Magda Sorel. It has been a journey, learning this role and how it fits within my body and voice. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to sing repertoire that is foreign to me and I will continue to prepare for the role through musical self-exploration!
At the University of Western Ontario, I attended a short concert performed by some alumni of Opera NUOVA. I was introduced to the values and goals of the program. As a young artist, I related to these goals through my aspirations. I knew Opera NUOVA would be the perfect opportunity to delve deeper into opera and the art. Of course, I am beyond excited to be attending the program this summer and I am hopeful that performing will become more and more accessible as COVID-19 becomes a thing of the past.
Amy Godin is a 20 year old soprano from Sudbury, Ontario, currently studying music at Western University. She has been classically training her voice since the age of 12. Amy has competed at the provincial level in 5 different languages; English, French, Italian, German and Latin. She placed first at the 2018 OMFA Provincials in Grade 9 voice and has performed with tenor Joey Niceforo, former member of The Canadian Tenors, as a soloists with the Bel Canto Chorus choir in Sudbury, Ontario, and participated in Opera for A Cause in 2019. Amy looks forward to many more opportunities to share her passion with others who love music as well.