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Featuring Erika Rasmussen

Erika has made her return to Northwestern Ontario after years of musical growth in Manitoba. She is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University, where she studied with soprano Naomi Forman. Since being back in Kenora, Erika has been an active performer with Tryptych Opera, including a chorus role in H.M.S. Parliament, and multiple community concert series. She is a new member of Suzanne McIntosh’s vocal group Les Filles D’espirit, and has been active both on and off the stage with Kenora’s TryLight Theatre Company. In 2019, Erika participated in Opera Nuova’s summer program, performing as a soloist in The Fairy Queen (Purcell) and a workshop performance of Much Ado! (Garner). Erika has competed as the voice representative for Manitoba at the 2018 FCMF’s National Music Festival which took place in Sackville, New Brunswick. Since 2016, Erika has sung with the National Youth Choir of Canada four times, touring Alberta, Newfoundland, and Southern Ontario. Erika’s most recent performance with the National Youth Choir was the summer of 2020 as the alto soloist in a virtual performance of Johnson’s All of Us. Erika’s stage experience includes Brandon University’s opera productions of Vignettes of Passion (Muller) and Captain Lovelock (Duke), as well as productions put on by the Brandon University Theatre Department. Throughout her degree, Erika was a member of BU’s Concert Choir and Chorale, as well as local Brandon choir Konektis. Erika actively collaborated in her fellow students’ recitals, sang as a soloist in choirs, and premiered new compositions by her student colleagues. Born and raised in Northwestern Ontario, Erika is bringing fresh energy back to her hometown’s music community.

and Carrie Hall

Carrie Hall is a Winnipeg-born Soprano who has called Kenora home for the past four years. Her musical training began at the University of Manitoba where she studied voice under Donna Fletcher and Tracy Dahl. Carrie eventually made her way to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she completed a Master’s in Voice at the University of Minnesota under the direction of John DeHaan and Adriana Zabala. Notable performance includes Mozart’s “Le Nozze Di Figaro” (Marcelina) and Guetlle’s “The Light in the Piazza” (Franca) with Edmonton’s Opera NUOVA, Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Helena) with the University of Minnesota Opera Theater as well as Mahler’s IV symphony (Solosit) and the trio from Der Rosenkavalier (Die Marschallin) with the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. Carrie also performed as a Studio Artist during Mill City Summer Opera’s inaugural season and covered the role of Nedda in Leoncavallo’s “I Palgliacci.” Most recently, she made her Kenora operatic debut in scenes presented by Kenora Opera Theatre and TrypTych Concert and Opera’s production of “HMS Parliament” (Angelina).

By day, Carrie works as a Paediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.