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Feb 13: Love at the Opera | Soloist: Lillian Brooks, Mezzo Soprano

FEB 10 2016 • MSO TEAM • CONCERTS

Canadian mezzo-soprano, Lillian Brooks, has been praised for her “wonderful sensitivity to story and the development of song,” as she thoughtfully imbues her own character into the art of classical vocal performance. Lillian’s musical journey has led to numerous accolades for her dedication to the craft, including the Orpheus Award for Vocal Performance, the Muriel Cassidy Vocal Scholarship, and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artists Grant in 2015. Lillian is currently studying at the Glenn Gould School with renowned Canadian faculty including Stephanie Bogle and Rachel Andrist. Lillian made her professional debut in February 2015 singing the Mozart Requiem with Chorus Niagara, under the baton of Robert Cooper. Since then, she has performed numerous concerts with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto as a Sidgwick Scholar, including the 2015 Luminato Festival production of R. Murray Schafer's Apocalypsis. In 2014 she performed the role of Cornelia in Accademia Europea Dell’Opera’s Italian production of Giulio Cesare, and she will revisit Handel opera in spring 2016 as Bradamante in the Glenn Gould School’s production of Alcina