Role(s) in this year's festival:
Fortuna: "Coronation of Poppea"
To prepare for the program, I will be preparing my role well in advance, as well as familiarizing myself with the opera. I will also keep on top of my singing technique and repertoire.
NUOVA has been recommended to me by many people. I look forward to the many different opportunities to learn new things and broaden my skill set. This year I feel that I have grown into my own artist and I have begun to cultivate my craft at a higher level, and I feel I am ready to take on the challenge of a professional setting at NUOVA.
Taylor Burns is a voice performance student attending Western University. This year, Taylor was a part of UWO’s 2022 production of L’elisir d’amore as a chorus member. She was also an Alms Sister in UWO’s production of Suor Angelica in 2021. In May 2022, she will be taking part in Can of Soup Collection’s production of Pandora’s Locker by Dean Burry. This past year, she joined St. Luke’s Worshiping Community in London as a choral scholar. These past two years, Taylor participated in the Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School where she had the opportunity to sing and learn about Renaissance music, as well as collaborate with various Canadian musicians. In recent years, Taylor has involved herself in many performance opportunities including the NATS vocal competition, the Mozart Project, and the Kingston Kiwanis Festival.