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LAURA Mcalpine

Biography

Laura McAlpine

Laura McAlpine, Mezzo Soprano

Laura McAlpine is enthusing audiences with her musical interpretation, and dramatic versatility with “mellifluous singing and flashes of wit” (Opera Canada), an “impressive voice that jumps off the stage” (Paula Citron, Classical 96.3 FM), and a “fine performance, clear, expressive voice with fine artistic sensibility” (Dianne Wells, Whole Note). On the opera stage, Laura has received acclaim for her performances, and interpretations of Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutté), Madame Flora (The Medium), Charlotte (Werther), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Dryade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Orlovsky (Die Fledermaus), Siebel (Faust), Sarinder (Savitri and Sam), in the newly composed opera by Canadian John Mills-Cockell, with Factory Theatre, and Aunt Luce Gertrude (Kamouraska), in Charles Wilson’s workshop and premiere presentation, with Opera in Concert, and conductor Alex Pauk. Oratorio and concert performances include, Handel’s MESSIAH, Bach cantatas 78, 132, 133, and BWV 147 with Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and conductor Alain Trudel, and a concert presentation of Bizet’s Carmen, with Cambridge Symphony, and conductor Sabatino Vacca. Laura self-produced A POET’S LOVE, a staged recital production, and recording of Robert Schumann, and Ukrainian composer, Mykola Lysenko’s Dichterliebe song cycles. This coming season, Laura will be singing the role of Mozart’s Sesto, under Kevin Mallon and his Aradia Ensemble, in COSI’s training program in Sulmona, Italy, and will be the Alto Soloist in a North American premiere work for choir and orchestra with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s 2013 New Creations Festival, with conductor Peter Oundjian.