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Public Musicology

I provide public-facing lectures, narration, panel discussions, and other educational outreach programming for opera companies in the Toronto area. 


Narrator, lecturer, and author, Toronto City Opera

Pre-performance opera chats: Susannah, February 2024

Program notes, composition and performance of live narration for Tosca, December 2022

Program notes, intermission opera chat, composition and performance of live narration for Nabucco, November 2021


Narrator, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra

Composition and performance of live narration for Il barbiere di Siviglia, February


Interview for "The Blue Woman" on BBC Radio 4, June 29

I discussed the prevalence of and problems with representations of sexual violence on the opera stage to contextualize Laura Bowler's opera The Blue Woman ahead of its premiere at the Royal Opera House. 


Lecturer, Opera by Request

Pre-performance opera chats: Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, February


Lecturer, Canadian Opera Company

Pre-performance opera chats: La Bohéme, April–May 2019

Pre-performance opera chats: Rusalka, October 2019



Discussion host and panel curator, Amplified Opera, October 10–12

The AMPLIFY concert series explored the experience of members of equity-seeking groups within opera. These inaugural concerts explored queerness, gender identity, disability, and black identity in contemporary operatic practice.



Public Musicologist, Canadian Opera Company

COC blog post on Così fan tutte, January 9



Panel discussion moderator, Canadian Opera Company and SoHo House

Primer for Così fan tutte with director Atom Egoyan, February 13



Lecturer, Canadian Opera Company and Toronto Public Library

“OperaTalks”: La Bohème, May 2019

“OperaTalks”: Intro to Opera, September–November 2018



Panelist, Canadian Opera Company

Spotlight Series: “Wages of Love” panel discussion, October 16

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