Public Musicology

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

2022

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0018p5v 

2021

Narrator, lecturer, and author, Toronto City Opera

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

2020

Lecturer, Opera by Request

Pre-Performance Opera Chats: Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, February

2019–2020

Lecturer, Canadian Opera Company

Pre-Performance Opera Chats: La Bohéme, April–May 2019

Pre-Performance Opera Chats: Rusalka, October 2019

 

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.

 

2019

Public Musicologist, Canadian Opera Company

COC Blog post on Così fan tutte, January 9

https://www.coc.ca/COC-news1?Page=1&EntryID=18657

                                               

2019

Panel discussion moderator, Canadian Opera Company and SoHo House

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

 

2018–2019

Lecturer, Canadian Opera Company and Toronto Public Library

“OperaTalks”: La Bohème, May 2019

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

 

2018

Panelist, Canadian Opera Company

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