Soprano Tracy Cantin is a first-year Ryan Opera Center member. A recent graduate of the Artist Diploma program at McGill's Schulich School of Music, Cantin's repertoire there included Donna Anna/Don Giovanni, Mimì/La bohème, and the Governess/Britten's Turn of the Screw. She previously studied at the University of Alberta (the Mother/Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel) and the University of Western Ontario (Donna Anna). The soprano's other operatic credits include Alice Ford/Falstaff (Highlands Opera Studio) and Nella/Gianni Schicchi (Opera NUOVA). On the concert stage Cantin has been heard as a soloist in Strauss's Four Last Songs, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat, Vivaldi's Gloria, and Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (University of Western Ontario Orchestra). Future engagements include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis conducting. Originally from Prince Edward Island, she was awarded the Phyllis and Bernard Shapiro Opera Scholarship (2011), the June Rittmeyer Prize (2010), first place in the Lois Marshall Memorial Competition (2010), and the London Opera Guild Scholarship (2009). This season Cantin made her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in Elektra and also appears in Rigoletto.Tracy Cantin is sponsored by Mrs. C. G. Pinnell.
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