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Baritone, Peter Bass, is a native of Edmonton, Alberta. Peter has captivated audiences across Canada and internationally with his dramatic baritone voice. A singer with theatrical nuance and honesty, alongside with intensity and power, he has created beautiful realizations of many operatic roles such as Alberich in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, Friedrich in Lohengrin, Pizzaro in Fidelio, Tonio in Pagliacci, and a bunch of other stuff! When he is not singing, he is wrangling his two glorious children… and stress eating.
“…spirited, sensitive and vocally versatile” (Opera Canada), Jessica Lane, a born and raised Burlingtonian, is an internationally award winning soprano who is as inspiring to watch as she is to listen. A two time consecutive prize winner from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the first place winner of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International Competition, Ms. Lane is making her mark on the opera scene. In addition to her widely acclaimed portrayals of Tosca (2017/2018), additional credits include: Adalgisa in “Norma”, Mutter and Hexe in “Hänsel und Gretel”, Foreign Princess in “Rusalka”, and back in the times of Ms. Lane the mezzo, the title role in Carmen, Der Komponist in Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos”, Nicklausse in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”, and Marcellina in “Le Nozze di Figaro”. A fixture in the Southern Ontario concert scene, engaged by the Burlington Symphony Orchestra, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Cambridge Symphony, and Milton Philharmonic with whom she was scheduled to debut as the Soprano Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem in May 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Erika Reiman currently teaches at Brock University, and has previously taught at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Guelph, and the University of Toronto; she is also active as a freelance pianist and chamber musician. She is the author of Schumann’s Piano Cycles and the Novels of Jean Paul, published in 2004 by the University of Rochester Press. At present she is the pianist for the new Hamilton chamber ensemble Wild Geese, accompanist for Chorus Hamilton, and both the Mixed and Women’s Choruses at Brock University. For five seasons, she served as head coach and administrator for BrottOpera in Hamilton. She also maintains a home studio for pianists of all ages and vocal accompanying and coaching. Most recently, Erika graduated from the Web Developer Track program at bloc.io in July 2020 and is now working as a freelance full stack web designer and developer. She is also the music director at St. Paul’s United Church, in Paris, Ontario