I provide public-facing lectures, narration, panel discussions, and other educational outreach programming for opera companies in the Toronto area.
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.
Narrator, lecturer, and author, Toronto City Opera
Program notes, intermission opera chat, composition and performance of live narration for Nabucco, November
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, Septmber–November 2018
Panelist, Canadian Opera Company
Spotlight Series: “Wages of Love” panel discussion, October 16