Selected Writings

Recent publications:
Opera, sustainability and reconciliation (Opera Canada Magazine, Winter 2022)
a portrait of the Canadian opera community's efforts towards sustainability

La voix humaine and mental health (Opera Canada Magazine, Fall 2021)
a look at how opera companies can support singers' mental health

A tribute to Ezra Schabas (Opera Canada Magazine, Spring 2021)
a tribute to Sara's late grandfather, educator, author & musician Ezra Schabas

*The articles listed below are available to read by clicking on their headings:

How can diverse identities experience Messiah? (Opera Canada Online, 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 Magazine, 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