Performance Schedule 2018

Vocal masterclass with Elaina Moreau

Critique, tips and advice from award-winning Canadian soprano, Elaina Moreau. For candidates at various stages of classical vocal training.

Participants – $25.00 (To be a participant please email

Auditors (audience) – $10.00 (cash at the door, on the night)

Monday, August 27th

7pm – 9:30pm

Chown Memorial Church

3519 Cambie St at 19th Ave (side door on 19th Ave)

“My teaching style is a blend of what I have learned over years of studying and performing, based in vocal physiology with an emphasis on finding the most natural and uninhibited sound possible. While I often work with imagery, and believe it is an incredibly useful tool in singing, it is also very important to me to be able to put into words the physical changes that come from this imagery so that the student confidently understands their technique and how to apply it throughout their repertoire. The foundation of my singing and my teaching is to find the most efficient way to sing healthily which, for me, always starts with the breath. The inhalation must be inspired with the intent of the text, and the exhalation must be free of tension to be able to live and play in the expression of that text. Artistry is the intersection of solid technique and authentic expression!”

Elaina Moreau received her training at the University of Toronto, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Aspen Opera Theater Center.  She is currently a member of the Vancouver Opera Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program for the 2017/2018 season. Recently, Moreau sang the role of Gianetta in Vancouver Opera’s L’elisir d’amore, Olympia in Les contes d’Hoffman with Opera Opulenza, Young Ava/House in the acclaimed world premier of Rocking Horse Winner with Tapestry Opera in Toronto, the role of Second Soprano in City Opera Vancouver’s The Lost Operas of Mozart, and the title role in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Trentino Music Festival in Mezzano, Italy. Other credits include: Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Dalinda in Ariodante, Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel (all with San Francisco Conservatory of Music), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and ViVace), and Secretary in a workshop performance of The Overcoat (Tapestry Opera). Moreau is a three-time District Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2011, 2014, and 2016) and represented Canada in the VII Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in 2014. Elaina was named a 2017 laureate of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques, and was selected by the JAL to represent Canada in the semi-final round of the Riccardo Zandonai Concorso Internazionale in Riva del Garda, Italy.