A recent graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio program, Montreal-born baritone Bruno Roy is proficient in a broad range of repertoire. This past season featured his German debut with an Oper Frankfurt production of Capriccio alongside performances in the same company’s children’s operas (Hansel and Gretel, La bohème) and concerts. During his time at the COC, he appeared on the mainstage as Second Priest in The Magic Flute, A Jailer in Tosca, Louis Schmidt/Dr. François Roy in Louis Riel, Lamoral in Arabella, Marullo in Rigoletto, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, also performing in The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. He has sung the roles of Belcore in The Elixir of Love (Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and Opera McGill), John Brooke in Little Women and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (Opera McGill), Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette (Canadian Vocal Arts Institute), Matt in Crush (Banff Centre) and L’horloge/Le chat in L’enfant et les sortilèges (Opera on the Avalon). In May 2019, he was the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with the Ottawa Choral Society under the baton of Jean-Sébastien Vallée. Other recent credits include roles in productions by Against the Grain Theatre: Baryton-Martin in Vivier’s Kopernikus and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro.
During the 2021–2022 season, Bruno will be singing the role of Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles on tour with Jeunesses Musicales Canada.
PIOTR ILITCH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Eugene Onegin, op. 24: “Kagda bi zhizhn damashnim krugom”
XAVIER GERVAIS-DUMONT (Born in 1990)
À notre monde, Melody on a text by Léon-Pamphile Le May
MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Les histoires naturelles
I. Le paon
II. Le grillon
III. Le cygne
IV. Le martin-pêcheur
V. La pintade
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: “Vedro mentr’io sospiro”
Piano: Holly Kroeker