2019-2020

Anna Kwiatkowska, soprano

Victoria Marshall, alto

Colin Frotten, tenor

Graham Robinson, bass-baritone

Anna KwiatkowskaAnna Kwiatkowska’s operatic roles include Titania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosine in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and Sandrine in La Cecchina by Piccini. Apart from her work as a soloist, Ms. Kwiatkowska’s great interest in choral singing brought her to the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir in Poland, with a concert schedule that included a joint performance tour with the Gabrieli Consort and Players in Paris and London. Her Toronto performances include Opera Atelier’s production of La Clemenza di Tito (chorus) and Tafelmusik Choir’s performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C Major conducted by Kent Nagano. Ms. Kwiatkowska is also a soprano soloist/section leader at St. Paul’s Bloor Street church in Toronto.

Hailed for her “warmly burnished vocals and dramatic intensity” (Holly Harris, Opera Canada), mezzo-soprano Victoria Marshall’s star is rising as an interpreter of art-song, opera, and oratorio. She made her professional debuts singing Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Case Scaglione, with the Regina Symphony Orchestra under Hart Godden, and with the National Academy Orchestra under Boris Brott. Ms. Marshall also created the role of Vashti in the world premiere of the science-fiction opera, The Machine Stops, based on E.M. Forster’s short story. Victoria’s operatic roles include Isabella in L’Italiana In Algeri (Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance), Idamante in Idomeneo (Manitoba Underground Opera), Olga in Eugene Onegin (Muskoka Opera), Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia (MYOpera), and Mme de la Haltière in Cendrillon (MUO). Recent highlights include singing Virginia in Muse 9’s multi-disciplinary production of Argento’s Pulitzer Prize-winning song cycle, The Diary of Virginia Woolf, and Samantha Melrose in BOUND, A Handel Mash-up (Against the Grain Theatre). She has frequently performed with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, the Elmer Iseler Singers, and the Toronto Chamber Choir. Ms. Marshall is an alumnus of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the St. Andrews Opera Workshop for Advanced Singers.

Consort Members from previous seasons:

2018-2019

Anna Kwiatkowska, soprano

Sinéad White, soprano

Rebecca Claborn, alto

Victoria Marshall, alto

Jonathan MacArthur, tenor

Nick Veltmeyer, tenor

2017-2018

Anna Kwiatkowska, soprano

Corey Linforth, soprano

Rebecca Claborn, alto

Eliza-Jane Cassey, alto

Victoria Marshall, alto

Jonathan MacArthur, tenor

Arieh Sacke, tenor

Paul Winkelmans, baritone

2016-2017

Anna Kwiatkowska, soprano

Julia Morson, soprano

Catharin Carew, alto

Rebecca Claborn, alto

Jonathan MacArthur, tenor

Andrew Walker, tenor

Matthew Li, bass

2015-2016

Rebecca Genge, soprano

Anna Kwiatkowska, soprano

Rebecca Claborn, alto

Catharin Carew, alto

Jonathan MacArthur, tenor

Daniel Wheeler, tenor

Richard Hrytzak, baritone

2014-2015

Elisabeth Hetherington, soprano

Anna Kwiatkowska, soprano

Jessica Wright, alto

Catharin Carew, alto