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Mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal’s recent highlights include the world premiere of Marjorie Chan and John Harris’s M’dea Undone with Toronto’s Tapestry Opera, also scheduled for Scottish Opera, and the role of Katisha in The Mikado for Calgary Projects. She will be seen this season as Flora in La Traviata for the Canadian Opera Company, Emilia in Otello with Opéra de Montréal, and Hermia in Midsummer Night’s Dream for Pacific Opera Victoria, and she sings Messiah with the McGill Chamber Orchestra. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances. In demand as a concert artist, she has sung Mendelssohn’s Elijah with L’Orchestre Métropolitain; Messiah with the Grand Philharmonic Choir, the Vancouver Bach Choir, and the Victoria Symphony; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the Windsor Symphony. She sang Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben at the Westben Festival, has performed recitals for FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières and the Aldeburgh Connection, and has performed in galas with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and Manitoba Opera.

Ms. Segal was born in South Africa, and holds a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Toronto. An alumna of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, she was the only Canadian chosen to participate in the inaugural Salzburg Festival Young Artist Project.

(December 2015)