Lillian Brooks

Lillian Brooks, Mezzo-Soprano
Canadian mezzo-soprano Lillian Brooks has been praised for her legato, lyric sound, and easy handling of coloratura, known for delivering a powerful and layered performance in a wide range of repertoire. Winner of the 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artists Grant, Ms Brooks has appeared in many operatic roles and as an oratorio soloist throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Her roles on the operatic stage include Cornelia in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto (2014 – Accademia Europea dell’Opera), Bradamante in Alcina (2016 – Glenn Gould School), Annio in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (2016 -Rosedale Presbyterian Church), Filipyevna in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (2016 – Opera Muskoka), Armelinde in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon (2016 – Glenn Gould School), and Paoluccia in La Cecchina by Niccolò Piccinni (2017 – Glenn Gould School). She made her professional debut on the concert stage in 2015, as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Chorus Niagara, under the baton of Robert Cooper. In 2016 she was joined by other soloists to perform excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and also had the pleasure of revisiting Mozart’s Requiem with the Mississauga Chorale Society and the Toronto Beach Chorale. In December of 2016 Ms Brooks performed as a soloist in Chorus Niagara’s popular biennial performance of Handel’s Messiah , and will be singing with them again in the spring of 2018 in a staged production of Bach’s moving and dramatic St Matthew Passion. She joins the Orpheus Choir of Toronto for another exciting concert series as a Sidgwick Scholar, and can often be heard as a soloist with the choir in various venues throughout Toronto . Her upcoming opera roles will include Mrs. Nolan in a production of Menotti’s The Medium with Opera by Request, and as the Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Toronto City Opera.

 
 

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