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“For me, breath is the genesis of everything in life…”

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Teaching at the University of Toronto and performing around the world with the trio Women on the Verge

From the voice of …… Elizabeth McDOnald 

Canadian soprano and voice teacher Elizabeth McDonald has always followed her own path…

From making her last minute debut as Elletra in Mozart’s Idomeneo at the Canadian Opera Company while 7 months pregnant, to being a voice faculty member at the University of Toronto while insisting on commuting from her home in Prince Edward County, to quitting opera and starting the vocal trio Women on the Verge to promote female composers and the stories of women, Elizabeth has established a diverse career as a teacher, mentor and performer.

This diversity of ideas and projects works perfectly in a time where all of our expectations for a career in music have been blown up. Thinking outside the box and encouraging her students to develop their own ideas and passions both in the studio and in her UofT class, Elizabeth has mentored singers through wins as contrasting as the Metropolitan Opera competition and the Eckhardt-Gramatté Contemporary Music competition and has prepared singers for a range of opportunities from Opera Graduate School auditions to Cirque du Soleil auditions.  Her current and former students sing all over the world on opera, folk, pop, choral and circus stages. Outside the box is her comfort zone.

 

Teaching Studio

University of Toronto
Faculty of Music
80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

EMAIL
elizabeth.mcdonald@utoronto.ca


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