Hello, opera lovers! I'm glad to see you here. If you should wish to contact me, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org! I am ready and willing to perform a wide variety of music and drama, and love to travel. Here's my Bio: Canadian mezzo-soprano Jacqui Lynn Fidlar began her vocal studies at the University of Calgary, and continued on to the University of Torontoís Opera Division where she was chosen as the Distinguished Graduate in 1995. Through a scholarship, she received her Masters from the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in 1999 in Philadelphia. She has been selected for a number of workshops, apprenticeship programs and master classes including the Banff School of Fine Arts Summer Program (2002, 1994) and the Santa Fe Operaís Apprenticeship Program and Tour (1996). She has won many awards and scholarships including the Special Judgesí Award in the Metropolitan Opera Councilís District Auditions, and the Audience Choice Award at the 1999 Jeunesses Canadiens competition in Montreal. Ms. Fidlarís many roles include Azucena (Il Trovatore), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Third Lady (Die Zauberflote), La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Maddalena (Rigoletto), The Fairy Queen (Iolanthe), Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia), Mrs. Herring (Albert Herring) and Magdalena ( Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg). She has had an extensive opera and concert career in Canada, the USA, French Polynesia and Europe. Ms. Fidlar completed a residency at the Centre National díInsertion Professionelle des Artistes Lyriques in Marseilles, France, which led to a number of engagements. She performed Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust) at the Giessener Staadtoper in Germany, and the Princess Orena (LíÓle du reve) in the Festival des Iles de Tahiti. Ms. Fidlar created one of the characters in Les Yeux de LíAmour et du Hasard at the Marseille and Avignon Operas. In July 2000 she sang the Seconda Ancella (Medea) in the Radio-France Festival in Montpellier, and in November created the role of Yseult (Mille ans sont comme un jour dans le ciel) with the Avignon Opera. Ms. Fidlar made her Opera Ontario debut as Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin) in January 2001, and in February created the role of the Old Woman in the new Canadian opera, Turtle Wakes, (Calgary Opera/Quest Theatre). In the fall she performed a concert of Montsalvatge and Strauss with the Mountain View Connection (CBC broadcast), and in the spring of 2002 she sang the alto solos in Brahmsí Liebeslieder Waltzes and Mendelssohnís Elijah. In the summer of 2002 she was a participant in the first Opera as Theatre Program: Shakespeare at the Opera at the Banff Centre. She returned to Banff in September for the final workshop of Filumena. She was the Alto Soloist for Handelís Messiah with both the Calgary Civic Symphony and VoiceScapes. In 2003, Ms. Fidlar created the role of Mamma Constanzo in the world premiere of Filumena with Calgary Opera. She was the soloist in Aaron Coplandís In the Beginning with Spiritus, and also performed in The Best of The Sacred Music Concerts of Duke Ellington, and the Calgary Civic Symphonyís Russian concert including the Songs and Dances of Death by Mussorgsky. She was the Alto Soloist for the Bach Mass in B- with the Festival Chorus, and sang two Messiahs with the Bow Valley Chorus. 2004 began with Mountain View Connection and Valentineís Day concerts, and continued with a May recital for CBCís Alberta in Concert series. She performed the Alto Solo for Beethovenís 9th with the Edmonton and Vancouver Symphonies in June, and is compiling a CD. She will be a guest artist with the Mountain View Festival in August, will portray Vera in Pal Joey in the fall, and looks forward to playing the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, and Dido in Dido and Aeneas in 2005. Ms. Fidlar also participates in movie and television acting, Improvisational theatre, and Belly Dancing.
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