Art

Selected Writings

How can diverse identities experience Messiah? (Opera Canada, 2020)
an opinion piece about what it means to sing and perform Messiah
Canoe tripping opera singer grounded during Covid-19 (blog entry, 2020)
a reflection on touring, canoe-tripping and being an opera singer during a pandemic
Reflections on Singing Only Softly (blog entry, 2019)
thoughts on interpreting Anne Frank
Mary Clements and the New Opera, Missing (Opera Canada, 2017)
an interview with Métis-Dene playwright and librettist, Marie Clements
Why it is so important the COC gets Louis Riel right (Ludwig Van, 2017)
discussing the controversial adaptation of Harry Somers & Mavor Moore's 1967 opera
How a Toronto neighbourhood inspired a home-grown La bohème (Ludwig Van, 2017)
exploring Against the Grain's adaptation of Puccini's parisienne opera
A Response to "Our Response" (Schmopera, 2017)
reflections on Bernstein's oft-invoked quotation
Conundrums: Singing On Command (Schmopera, 2017)
an op-ed exploring singing whenever asked
From the Physics Lab to the Four Seasons (The Varsity, 2010)
an interview with a scientist turned opera singer
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Bird illustrations on this page by artist (& Sara's aunt) Candida Girling.

Headshots by Jessica Osber & Kirsten Miccoli.