Acclaimed for her “relaxed, natural stage presence” and her “rich, plummy voice”, Canadian singer Pascale Spinney is a first-year Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Montréal, Québec, she earned both a B.M. and M.M. both from McGill University. After graduating, she joined the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra de Montréal.
As an artist in residence there, she performed the role of Fatmé with Les Violons du Roy in Zémire et Azor and debuted with the Opéra de Montréal as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. She was a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Semi-Finalist, a winner of the Mrs. Edgar Tobin National Award and of the Vancouver Opera Foundation Kurt Sickert Scholarship. She is also a recipient of a 2017 Fondation Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Bursary. Previous roles include Ruggiero (cover) in Alcina at Santa Fe Opera, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with Vancouver Opera, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Vancouver Opera, and Clairon (cover) in Capriccio at Santa Fe Opera. She has worked with renowned conductors such as Christofer Macatsoris, Alexander Prior, James Meena and Leslie Dala.
Ms Spinney’s 2017-2018 season includes performing Ines in Il trovatore, Fricka and Floßhilde in Das Rheingold at the AVA, Hansel with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra in Hansel and Gretel, and she will be a soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. She will also appear in her hometown (Montréal) in future engagements.