Meet the artists of “Painted Song”

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Evan Korbut is a First Nations performer born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. He began his musical training at age 4, and played violin for 13 years. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in music (voice performance) in 2011, and his Master’s degree in music (voice) in 2014 at Western University. He has appeared in various productions including Die Fledermaus as Eisenstein, La Boheme as Marcello, The Merry Widow as Danilo, Cosi Fan Tutte as Guglielmo, The Rape of Lucretia as Tarquinius and Junius, La Cenerentola as Dandini, The Marriage of Figaro as Figaro, and L’Italiana in Algeri as Taddeo. He is excited to return once again to Kenora to perform and teach aspiring vocalists!

 

Teresa Bowyer graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. Over the years, she has honed her skills as an illustrator and deepened her knowledge of anatomy and organic forms by virtue of studio practice and subsequent fellowships in Ireland.  Teresa lives and works in Kenora.

 

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OLIVIA WHIDDON AND RUTH GIRARD

Olivia is busy as both a teacher and professional singer.  In 2016 Olivia sang as a guest artist with the Thunder Bay Symphony and appeared as Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro” with both the Trylight Theatre Company in Kenora and Opera Northwest in Thunder Bay.  In 2015 she studied and sang at “Si Parla, Si Canta” in Urbania, Italy and at Académie Internationale d’ete de Nice in Nice, France.  In 2014 she sang the role of Papagena in the Blooming Voce Opera Workshop’s presentation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”  Other performances include: excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah” with Canadian Tenor, Leonard Whiting; and as a guest soloist for the Kenora Strings.  Olivia has teamed up with the Lake of the Woods Museum as a soloist on three occasions, “The Rat Portage Review”, “50 Years of Collecting: For King and Country Sheet Music of WWI”, and as the lead soloist in “For King and Country – An Evening of WW1 music.”

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