Canadian contralto Deborah Overes is a versatile artist equally at home in concert, opera, and music theatre. Highlights include the role of Zita GIANNI SCHICCHI and Berta IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Festival Lyrique International de Belle Ile, Die Hexe HANSEL UND GRETEL with Wexford Festival, Dritte Magd ELEKTRA with Vancouver Opera and Auntie (cover) PETER GRIMES with the Canadian Opera Company. Music theatre highlights include Wardrobe Mistress/Confidant PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and Frau Schweiger THE SOUND OF MUSIC for both Mirvish Entertainment and the Stratford Festival. Concert appearances include Mahler Symphony No. 2, Verdi Messa da Requiem, Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, Handel Messiah, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, Vivaldi Gloria, Mendelssohn Elijah, and Bach Magnificat for performing organizations throughout Canada. Deborah also appeared in several TV series as well as the movie “Hairspray”.