Tracy Dahl, soprano
“World-renowned coloratura soprano Tracy Dahl, C.M. has enriched Canada’s operatic scene. Acclaimed for her clear, high and flexible voice and her theatrical sensitivities, she has performed with many of the world’s most prestigious opera companies as well as with every major Canadian orchestra. A proud Winnipegger, she works tirelessly to nurture and develop the next generation of Canadian singers. Highly regarded as a kind and supportive teacher and mentor, she brings the best out of her students to the delight of their audiences.” – from www.gg.ca
Tracy Dahl has appeared with such opera houses at Teatro all Scala (Milan) and the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), the Metropolitan Opera (NYC), San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Calgary Opera and the Manitoba Opera. From her roots in musical theatre to concert halls, Ms. Dahl has been lauded for her silvery tone, her vocal agility and her acting prowess in comedy or tragedy.
Russell Braun, baritone
Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes” (Toronto Star) baritone Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world. His intelligent and thoughtful portrayals of Chou En-lai, Billy Budd, Prince Andrei, Figaro, Papageno, Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Pelléas, Eugene Onegin, and The Traveller have captivated audiences at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, l’Opéra de Paris, the State Opera in Vienna, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Los Angeles Opera, La Scala in Milan, and at the Salzburg and Glyndebourne festivals.
His discography features the GRAMMY-nominated Das Lied von der Erde (Dorian), JUNO winners Mozart Arie e duetti (CBC) and Apollo e Daphne, and JUNO nominee Winterreise (CBC). His most recent release is Dietch’s Le Vaisseau Fantôme with Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble on the Naïve label. DVDs include the Salzburg Festival’s Romeo et Juliette and the Mark Morris dance adaptation of Dido and Aeneas, his much-lauded portrayal of Chou En-lai in Adams’s Nixon in China (Nonesuch) and his performance as Olivier in Capriccio (Decca) at the Metropolitan Opera (released on DVD as part of the company’s Live-in-HD series) and Alexina Louie’s comic opera Burnt Toast.