The Singer behind the Song

Mar 03, 2016

Join Nancy Hermiston and the UBC Opera Ensemble for an evening with two of Canada’s great operatic talents, Judith Forst and Simone Osborne. UBC Alumna who won the Metropolitan Opera Competition and went on to international success, they appeared on stage together in the Opera Ensemble’s presentation of The Dreamhealer. How has the career changed since Judith started on her journey to stardom? How important is technology to a singer’s career? What is it like to be a woman in this very competitive and demanding profession? How does one cope with relationships, families, and the physical demands on stage? How does a singer transition as their voice matures? How does an artist stay interesting to employers and audiences? Enjoy delightful music and an opportunity to join these singers in an intimate conversation. 
Canadian born mezzo-soprano Judith Forst has been highly acclaimed for her operatic and concert performances throughout North America and in Europe in many of the world’s most prestigious theaters which have included the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Netherlands Opera, Dallas Opera, Washington Opera, Vancouver Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera among many others.
Simone Osborne is a Canadian lyric and operatic soprano, and one of the youngest-ever winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2008 at age 21. Born in British Columbia, Simone studied opera performance at the University of British Columbia and later joined the Canadian Opera Company’s Studio Ensemble program. She is “considered one of Canada’s most sought-after sopranos”, singing with the Canadian Opera Company and ensembles from around the world, including the New York City Opera, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 
Please register for this free event. Refreshments will be provided for registered guests. For more information, see the poster.University Centre, Sage East Conference Room, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver