Meet the Cast: soprano, Dorothea Haley

15 Sep

Bench_NYI met Dory a few years ago, and have been waiting for the chance  to work with her ever since. But she hasn’t been waiting around for me…

After relocating from Montreal, Dory has been busy singing and running the Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival. I’m thrilled that she’ll be joining Erato Ensemble to sing the soprano role in Diagnosis: Diabetes.

The soprano role is a perfect example of the creative casting often necessary in new chamber opera. Throughout the opera, Dory will sing Charlie’s mother, his co-worker, his eye-doctor, and she’ll play a key role in allowing the audience to decide what happens to Charlie. If there’s anyone up for the challenge, it’s Dory!

Read more about Dory below:

Praised for her “very personal creative power” (Badener Zeitung), Canadian soprano Dorothea Hayley has been a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, the Bourgas Symphony and Capriccio Basel, and has appeared in recital in Europe, Asia and North and South America. She has performed in festivals such as the Happening Festival, Gulangyu Piano Festival, Performer’s Voice Symposium, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Atempo Festival of Caracas, and with organizations like the SMCQ, Chants Libres, CIRMMT, Codes d’accès, Vancouver New Music, the Little Chamber Music Series That Could and the Land’s End Ensemble. She performs regularly with the Broadwood Duo, Ensamble Atempo, and the Hayley-Laufer Duo.

Dorothea recently completed an artist residency at the Banff Centre, and was a visiting artist at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music. She is the founder and co-artistic director of the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival.

Dorothea pursued vocal studies at McGill University, the University of British Columbia, and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Koerner Foundation, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada and the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec. Voice faculty at Vancouver Community College, she holds a Doctor of Music degree from Université de Montréal.

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