Homegrown Cafe

Ottawa locals will remember this show from the 1980s and 90s – and while it may be long off the air, our local Canadian talent continues to boom!

I just saw an article in this spring’s Opera Canada highlighting not one, but two amazing young Ottawans who are up-and-coming in the opera world.

Bass-baritone Philippe Sly was recently one of the five winners of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera Auditions, which were held on March 13. The Met! It doesn’t get more impressive than that.

And composer and conductor Brian Current, who has just won Italy’s third Premio Fedora Award for his chamber opera, Airline Icarus.  His prize not only comes with prestige, but includes the full premiere of his work by the Atelier della Voce in Verbania, Italy.

We’re taking the world by storm!

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