Rumbold Foundation, Coast to Coast Recital #7


Tessa Fackelmann & Maxime Dubé-Malenfant

Wednesday June 24, 2020
7 pm MDT

Hosted by Christiane Riel and John Avey
The venue for this recital was generously donated by Rideau Park United Church

This recital series is made possible by the generosity of the

Our seventh recital of the series presents two exceptional artists based out of Ottawa. Recent NUOVA alum Tessa Fackelmann will be joined by collaborative pianist Maxime Dubé-Malenfant. Tessa attended NUOVA in 2019 as Hermia in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and recently competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where she was the recipient of an Encouragement Award at the Great Lakes Region finals. Together, Tessa and Maxime will present a remarkable program of Mozart, Offenbach, and Debussy to name a few. We hope you will join us!



  • There will be a Virtual Reception via Zoom held immediately following the first viewing at 8 pm MDT.
  • Please RSVP by emailing with your name and email address by 4 pm MDT on Tuesday June 23.
  • These Virtual Receptions serve as a way for you to connect with our artists and hosts as you would be able to at a live event. Everyone is welcome!


Tessa Fackelmann, Mezzo Soprano, is a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa where she completed her Bachelor of Music and a Performance Diploma under the tutelage of Professor Christiane Riel. In the Fall, Tessa will be attending The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where she will complete her Master of Music under Professor Nova Thomas. She has performed as a soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Duruflé ‘s Requiem with the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir and Capital Chamber Choir, as well as both a child and adult chorister in Turandot (2010), La Bohème (2011), Carmen (2013) and Louis Riel (2017) with the National Arts Centre of Canada, Opera Lyra and the Canadian Opera Company.  She has also performed as a back-up vocalist for Louise Pitre in Jack Everly’s POP’s Concert “From Paris to Broadway”. Tessa had her operatic debut as Cherubino in the University of Ottawa’s 2018 production of Le nozze di Figaro. Later that year, she also had her symphonic debut with the University of Ottawa’s Symphony Orchestra performing Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette. Since 2018, Tessa has sung the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni (University of Ottawa, 2019), Hermia in Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten (Opera NUOVA 2019), William (cover) in Frankenstein by Andrew Ager (2019), Madeleine (scenes) from L’hiver attends beaucoup de moi (2019) and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (2019). Tessa performed a solo recital as part of the Fourth Stage Recital Series at the National Arts Centre in February 2020.  She is a laureate of the Ottawa Choral Society New Discoveries Competition (2018), receiving the first ever Ottawa Region Recognition Award. Recently, Tessa was one of the finalists in the Buffalo/Toronto Regionals for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as a recent recipient of an Encouragement Award at the Great Lakes Region MONC finals. 

Maxime Dubé-Malenfant is a pianist and vocal coach based in Montreal, Canada. As a vocal music specialist, Maxime has collaborated with professional singers and orchestras across Canada, including Les Violons du Roi, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Sinfonia de Lanaudière, and was an apprentice coach with Opéra de Montréal for two years.  Equally at easy in opera and in art song, he has performed recitals on many scenes across Canada.  This Rimouski-born musician learned his craft at McGill University under the guidance of Michael McMahon, and at Université de Montréal with Maneli Pirzadeh.

Recital Program: June 24 Program & Translations