Nancy Hermiston & UBC Opera Ensemble

Professor Hermiston is a distinguished opera singer, stage director and educator. Her operatic career has taken her throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. She has held numerous appointments as a voice teacher, and as stage director at the Meistersinger Konservatorium, Nürnberg, and the University of Toronto Opera and Performance Divisions. In 1989 she founded the first women’s opera guild in Germany. She is a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Rubie Award by Opera Canada and the 2008 Dorothy Somerset Award for Performance and Development in the Visual and Performing Arts. Her Opera Ensemble, created in 1995, has collaborated with the Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver Symphony and different community groups, and performed in Europe, across British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. The Opera Program was awarded the 2011-12 Alfred Scow Award at UBC, which recognizes programs of excellence that enrich and enhance the UBC student experience.

Additional event information

Accessibility: There is an access ramp off Memorial Drive to the front door of the Old Auditorium. There is accessible and mobility-friendly seating inside, an elevator in the lobby with access to the lower level, and an accessible washroom on the lower level. For more information, visit this link and scroll down to the purple “Roy Barnett Recital Hall and Old Auditorium” section.

Concession: There will be a concession stand selling non-alcoholic beverages and desserts from Sweet Obsession. The concession stand will accept payments via credit and/or debit card, no cash.

Latecomers policy: Latecomers will only be permitted inside during a pause in the performance. An usher will let you in and show you your seat at the appropriate time.

Scent policy: Please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes as they may affect other patrons’ performance experience.

Cameras, Phones & Recording Equipment: Professional photography and videography equipment are strictly prohibited. Please turn your phone to silent with no vibration and reduce your brightness. Recording videos and taking photos on your cell phone is not permitted during the performance.

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