Jesse Dietschi

Jesse Dietschi

Jesse Dietschi

BASS

With performance credits ranging from orchestral soloist to jazz session player, Toronto bassist and international touring artist Jesse Dietschi is a truly versatile musician and composer equally experienced in jazz, classical, and popular music. He has been a featured soloist with orchestras in both Ontario and the US, and leads both his own jazz trio and chamber jazz group the Catalyst Ensemble. Serving as the Principal Bassist of Sinfonia Toronto, he holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in Orchestral Performance and Masters degrees in both Jazz Performance (U of Toronto) and Composition (Brandon University). Jesse has toured internationally with groups ranging from modern jazz outfits Tunnel Six and the Nick Maclean Quartet to Canadian Tenors’ star Ken Lavigne. Other performing and recording credits include the Canadian Opera Company, the Niagara Symphony, The Headstones, and TV shows Murdoch Mysteries and Hannibal.

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Matthew Kim

Matthew Kim

Matthew Kim

BARITONE

Matthew Kim recently graduated from the University of British Columbia, earning his master’s degree in opera performance. In his time at UBC, Matthew studied with Dale Throness and Peter Barcza. His favourite roles have included Dr. Miracle/Lindorf (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro).  Matthew enjoys singing contemporary works and telling new stories to current audiences. He had the unique opportunity to sing the roles of Edmund Bertram and William Dale in Mansfield Park and Silent Night – both composed in the last decade. He also has a strong fondness for classical and romantic opera and German lieder.  In addition to his performance pursuits, Matthew enjoys exploring culinary experiences both in the kitchen and out, playing video games, watching the UFC, working out, and discovering new movies. As the head counselor at UBC’s summer music institute for four years, Matthew has enjoyed working with youths to broaden their musical horizons.  Matthew began his professional singing career in the summer of 2020, singing outdoor concerts with local companies in Vancouver and Calgary. He looks forward to continuing his opera career by applying to young artist programs, participating in concerts, and collaborating with other musicians.

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Nicholas Borg

Nicholas Borg

Nicholas Borg

BARITONE

Praised as “an engaging visual and vocal actor” (Opera Canada) with a “warm, sonorous baritone” (Stage Door Toronto), Nicholas Borg was a member of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at Vancouver Opera for the 2019/2020 season. Last summer Nicholas was involved with Brott Opera and the Manitoba Opera Digital Emerging Artists Program. This past season with Vancouver Opera Nicholas performed the role of Barone Douphol in La traviata, and Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Previously, he performed the role of Action in West Side Story in Concert for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Canadian Opera Company Chorus in their productions of Elektra, Cosi fan tutte, and Otello.  Nicholas has performed Marcello in La bohème and Eugene Onegin for Opera Muskoka, Pangloss in Candide and Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance for Toronto Operetta Theatre, Figaro in Mercadante’s lost opera I due Figaro for Voicebox: Opera in Concert, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore for the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia for MYOpera, and El Dancairo in Carmen for the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra.  Nicholas has appeared as a guest soloist for the Grand Philharmonic Choir in Kitchener/Waterloo, and the Amabile Choirs and St. Mary’s Choirs in London Ontario. Nicholas graduated with a Masters in Music degree from the University of Toronto Opera, under the tutelage of renowned soprano Wendy Nielsen, and he holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University.

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Scott Rumble

Scott Rumble

Scott Rumble

TENOR

Tenor Scott Rumble was a member of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program for Vancouver Opera’s 2018/19 season. Heholds a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia, and an Artist Diploma and Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Voice Performance from the University of Western Ontario. Rumble joins the Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program for his second year this 2020/2021 season.  During his first year with Calgary Opera, Mr. Rumble sang the role of Flavio in Norma, Rooster in Bremen Town Musicians, and was scheduled to perform Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict and Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos before the Covid-19 pandemic.  During his time with Vancouver Opera, Mr. Rumble sang the role of St. Brioche in The Merry Widow and covered both the title role in Gounod’s Faust and Rodolfo in La Bohème. Other recent credits include Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos (Highlands Opera Studio), Bob Boles in Peter Grimes (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), Luigi in Il Tabarro, Bacchus, Lensky in Eugene Onegin (University of British Columbia) and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy). Mr. Rumble has also performed as the tenor soloist for Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Handel’s Messiah.

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Ellita Gagner

Ellita Gagner

Ellita Gagner

MEZZO-SOPRANO

Mezzo Soprano Ellita Gagner was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, though her music education began at age 13 in Chatham, Ontario with teachers Christine and Jim Prosser. Ellita recently finished her Bachelor of Music with an Honours in Voice Performance at the Unversity of Western Ontario where she continues to study with acclaimed mezzo soprano, Patricia Green. Awards include first place in both the 2017 Ontario Music Festivals Association and the 2020 National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. In 2018, she won the London Community Orchestra’s Young Soloists Concert Audition and performed La Captive and Villanelle by H. Berlioz, and Faites-lui mes aveux from Faust by C. Gounod with the orchestra in their winter season. Ellita’s recent performances include Little London Opera’s Dido and Aeneas, Peep Bo in UWOpera’s production of The Mikado, and Dorabella in UWOpera’s production of Così fan tutte. Prior to studying opera, Ellita performed the Narrator in Studio Black’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat and Kurt in The Sound of Music. Ellita has a passion for the music of contemporary Canadian and female composers, as well as bringing classical music to communities with reduced access and is forming a collective which hopes to put on multiple small productions in London, Ontario in the coming season. She is very excited to learn from the artists at Brott Opera! 

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