Congratulations to Highlands Opera studio alumnae and 2018 participants, sopranos Lauren Margison and Suzanne Taffot, along with HOS resident collaborative pianists, Louise-Andrée Baril and Janelle Fung for their recent exceptional performances at the Concours musical international de Montréal! Hear all these performers this August in Haliburton and Minden! Buy your tickets online or by calling 1-855-455-5533 www.highlandsoperastudio.com
Highlands Opera Studio was established in 2007 by internationally acclaimed Canadian tenor, Richard Margison, and former Metropolitan Opera stage director, Valerie Kuinka, as a professional training program and performing arts organization to help young, highly qualified, emerging professional singers make the transition from University-level training, to the professional world of opera, both on the national and international level.
Operating 2 1/2 hours north of the GTA in the town of Haliburton, in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands, HOS has grown from a 3-week summer session in 2007, to a 5-week intensive program running July 31 to August 31, in 2017, providing advanced professional training, highly specialized coaching, and international networking opportunities through visiting opera professionals (vocal teachers/coaches, conductors, directors, agents, etc.), along with performance experience through several concerts, public masterclasses, and 2 fully-staged operas.