Role(s) in this year's festival:
Ottone: "L'incoronazione di Poppea"
I am preparing for NUOVA's program by listening to her teacher's advice very carefully. She is also preparing by working closely with a collaborative pianist to fully embody the Baroque style of Monteverdi.
I am attracted to NUOVA's program because I wish to experience learning Opera with a large group of like minded teachers, pianists, and singers. I am excited to learn from the faculty and to make connections within the Opera community. This year is extremely important because I will be finishing my BMUS in vocal performance, and will have a chance to solidify what I've learned in my tenure as a student.
Lauren Hope is a Metis musician from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has been studying music since she was six years old. She is in her final year of her BMus in vocal performance from the University of Saskatchewan. She has performed with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the University Music Theatre Ensemble and the Greystones Singers. She is also the president of the Association of Student Musicians. When not performing, Lauren enjoys musicology and is currently writing about the history of Metis music.