Photo credit Michael Cooper/Opera Canada.
Heights High alumna Midori Marsh ('13) took home both the First Prize and Audience Choice awards at the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Competition.
Oct. 31, 2019 (Opera Canada Magazine) -- The Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio Competition has drawn to a close, and with it Canada’s top young opera singer has been found: Midori Marsh, the super soprano from Cleveland, Ohio took home both the First Prize ($5000) and the Audience Choice Award ($2000) with a beautiful rendition of “Quel guardo, il cavaliere” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti.
Ms. Marsh is currently completing her Master of Music in opera at the University of Toronto after undergraduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she presented a senior recital built around the works of female composers.
Winners of the second ($3500) and third prize ($2000) were Bass-Baritone Alex Halliday of St. John’s, NL and Charlotte Siegel of Toronto respectively. Tenor Marcel d’Entremont of Merigomish, NS won The CBC Music Young Artist Development Prize, which includes recording sessions for future broadcast.