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Virginia Hatfield

Toronto soprano Virginia Hatfield is known for her luminous voice and widely varied repertoire, her “clear, bell-like tone” (Opera Canada), “warmth and radiance”, (Halifax Herald), and “spellbinding” (Globe and Mail) singing.

In concert, Virginia has performed across Canada in works ranging from the renaissance to Canadian and world premieres. Highlights include Yvette Nolan’s dance-opera Bearing for the Luminato Festival; the world premiere of composer Brian Finley’s The Pencil Salesman; performances with the Grand Philharmonic Choir in Kitchener, Symphony Nova Scotia, Ensemble Caprice of Montréal, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Guelph Chamber Choir, Kingston Symphony, Thirteen Strings, Aradia Ensemble; appearances with The Talisker Players, Toronto Masque Theatre, The Elmer Iseler Singers; and many memorable performances under the baton of Mervin Fick.

Virginia’s opera roles include Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Marzelline (Fidelio); for the Canadian Opera Company; Italian Singer (Capriccio) and Naiade (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Pacific Opera Victoria; Angelica (Orlando) and Elena (La Donna del Lago) for Voicebox:Opera in Concert; Leila (The Pearl Fishers) and Musetta (La Boheme) for Opera Hamilton; Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Saskatoon Opera, and Zora in Svadba (Wedding) with Queen of Puddings Music Theatre on their European tour and for Opera Philadelphia (US Debut).

After two years of cancelled seasons, in 2022 Virginia was thrilled to be back on the stage of the Four Seasons Centre with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus, and will return this spring for Verdi’s Macbeth and Puccini’s Tosca. Virginia appears with fellow soprano Joni Henson and mezzo-soprano Megan Latham on their acclaimed Christmas album Christmas at Casa Diva, on John McDermott’s Traditional Christmas, and on the Ukrainian Art Song Project’s Galicians II.