Nancy Hermiston & UBC Opera Ensemble

Note: this performance will be held in the Old Auditorium at UBC, located at 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver.

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.

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