2019 Brian Law Opera Competition

Gerald Finley, OC, Honorary Patron

The Competition

The 2019 Brian Law Opera Competition will take place in .

The prizes are:

For a history of the competition, a biography of Brian Law and a list of previous winners and their biographies, see the Competition page.

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The Program

The Competition Program will unfold as follows:

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The Finalists

In July 2019, the preliminary jury chose the following candidates for the competition recital:

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Susan Elizabeth Brown, soprano

Soprano Susan Elizabeth Brown has appeared in the National Capital Region as Mimi (La bohème/Puccini), Adina (L’elisir d’amore/Donizetti), Gilda (Rigoletto/Verdi), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier/Strauss), and Cunegonde (Candide/Bernstein). She is an alumna of the 2017 and 2018 National Arts Centre’s Young Artist Program. She will represent Canada with Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques in 2019/2020. She has performed internationally in concert in the United Kingdom and is newly based in Montreal.

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Juliana Krajčovič, soprano

Juliana Krajčovič, soprano, is currently studying for her Masters in Music in Opera Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, student of Yoriko Tanno-Kimmons. She has won ORMTA’s Young Artist Competition, the Ottawa Choral Society Trophy and Most Promising Award at NATS Ontario. She recently toured Ontario and represented Ontario at the CFMTA National Finals.

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Adam Kuiack, baritone

Baritone Adam Kuiack completed his B.Mus in voice performance at the University of Ottawa with John Avey and Sandra Graham and is excited to return to the city where it all began! He has performed roles with the University of Ottawa and University of Toronto Opera and has sung in professional choirs and operas across Canada. He now studies at the University of Toronto Opera with Daniel Taylor, where he is a recipient of multiple scholarships.

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Ellen McAteer, soprano

Ottawa-born soprano Ellen McAteer has been described as a “powerhouse of dramatic assuredness, the ultimate in vulnerable intensity” (Opera Canada). She holds a M.Mus from the University of Toronto, a B.Mus from McGill and was a recipient of the Glenn Gould School’s Rebanks Family Fellowship in addition to receiving career support from Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Lucie St-Martin, soprano

Lucie studied voice with renowned singers Donna Brown, Yolande and Marie-Danielle Parent (École de musique Vincent d’Indy), Jo-Anne Donoghue (Artishow) and Maria Pellegrini. She has distinguished herself in many operatic roles: Adèle in Die Fledermaus, Pamina in Zauberflöte, Colette in L’ivrogne corrigé and Pauline in La vie parisienne. She is the recipient of several bursaries including Desmarais, McAbbie and Desjardins foundation. She is now completing the second year of her master’s at the Music Conservatory of Montreal with Donna Brown.

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Mark Wilkinson, baritone

Canadian baritone Mark Wilkinson holds diplomas from the University of Ottawa, the University of Alberta and the Franz Schubert Institute. He is in the final year of a doctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University. He is active as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician across North America.

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The Jury

To be announced

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