The largest opera festival east of Toronto, HSOF believes in nurturing young artists by letting them develop their artistic abilities as singing actors in a supportive and humane environment. Our hope for every participant is that he or she goes home having stretched themselves creatively. As a company we are committed to diversity, equality and respect. Most of our participants are undergraduate or graduate students in voice and opera, but we also feature young professionals as well as older singers who may be refreshing their skills.
For this second round of casting we invite applications from men and mezzos (all soprano roles are cast). We have limited but excellent roles for all male voices (including countertenors) and mezzos/contraltos in our mainstage operas: L'Incoronazione di Poppea, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Don Giovanni. Join us on the East Coast of Canada in beautiful Nova Scotia this summer for the 14th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival!