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Vocal Studies and the Price Opera Program

Vocal Studies and the Price Opera Program
Vocal Studies and the Price Opera Program

The Glenn Gould School’s Voice Program and Price Opera Program offer exceptional training and performance opportunities for students.

Under the leadership of Vocal Chair and Head of the Vocal Department, Adrianne Pieczonka, students participate in master classes, operas, and vocal showcase concerts.

Through the Price Opera Program, undergraduate and graduate students perform two operas per year. The Fall Opera is presented in Mazzoleni Concert Hall, The Royal Conservatory’s historic and intimate 237-seat hall. The Spring Opera is a larger production presented in Koerner Hall, fully staged and accompanied by members of the Royal Conservatory Orchestra (RCO).

Students participating in master classes receive further coaching and mentorship from renowned visiting vocal instructors.

GGS voice students also perform an annual vocal showcase, which takes place in February. Additional performance opportunities are available through the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series and Nine Sparrows Arts Foundation’s Lunchtime Chamber Music Series.

Mireille Asselin, soprano – Opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Opera Atelier)
Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano – Opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Houston Grand Opera)
Robert Gleadow, bass-baritone – Opera singer (Canadian Opera Company, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne)
Wallace Giunta, mezzo-soprano – Opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, company member, Oper Leipzig)
Miriam Khalil, mezzo-soprano – Opera singer (Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne, Ravinia Festival)