Voice 2022 – Aria Division
2022: Lauren Margison is known Canada-wide as a rising star to watch. The Toronto-born soprano was a young artist in residence with both the Canadian Opera Company and Opéra de Montréal, a Jeune Ambassadrice Lyrique, and the youngest-ever finalist of the ambitious Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Competition. Last year she won the Metropolitan Opera Laffont National Council Auditions Buffalo District.
Onstage, Lauren Margison has performed the roles of Micaëla in Carmen, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, and Mimì in La bohème. During her time at the Canadian Opera Company, she shared the stage with Christine Goerke in the Company’s production of Elektra.
Between performances, Margison contributes to Opera Canada magazine.
2016-2018: Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
2018-2020: Ensemble Studio Canadian Opera Company
- Richard Margison, 2010-present
- Rosemarie Landry, 2020-present
- Valerie Kuinka, 2010-present
Prizes and Awards
- 2021: Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Buffalo/Toronto)
- 2019: Grant, Ruby Mercer Award
- 2018: First Prize, George London Awards
FIRST ROUND (with piano)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN Embroidery in childhood
CHARLES GOUNOD Ah! je ris
GIACOMO PUCCINI Tu che di gel sei cinta
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Come Scoglio
(Cosi fan tutte)
GIACOMO PUCCINI Signore, ascolta
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém
Lauren Margison is generously sponsored by the Fondation Ronald Denis M.D.