Nansee Hughes - Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Lyric coloratura, Nansee Hughes is originally from Camrose, Alberta. Recently, Nansee was the recipient of the 2012 Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Scholarship for voice, the 2011 Diane Thorssen Award from MacEwan University Alberta College Conservatory, a scholarship winner of the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival and received the Beryl Barnes Memorial Graduate Award while attending the University of Alberta. She has performed the roles of Atalanta in Handel's Serse and the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel with the University of Alberta Opera Workshop, the young lover in Mercury Opera’s production of Il Tabarro, as well as, opera scenes with the Vocal Arts Studio at Alberta College Conservatory. She has also participated in master classes with Dr. Deen Larsen of the Franz-Schubert-Institut, counter-tenor Daniel Taylor and lyric coloratura soprano, Tracy Dahl. Ms. Hughes was the soprano soloist in performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Schola Cantorum Women’s Choir at Alberta College and performances of Messiah with McDougal United Church and Grande Prairie Regional College. Ms. Hughes has participated in master classes and performances with the Vocal Arts Studio Summer Bach & Lieder Program and in spring 2012, Ms. Hughes participated in Opera Nuova's One-Week Intensive Program, where she worked in masterclasses with Kimberly Barber, Theodore Baerg, Irena Welhasch Baerg, Elizabeth Turnbull and Gordon Gerrard. Nansee participated in the Vocal Arts Chamber Festival in July, 2012. Nansee received her Bachelor of Music from Augustana Campus – University of Alberta and her Master of Music Degree from the University of Alberta. Currently, she is studying in the Vocal Arts Studio under the direction of Heather Meyers, Cory Miller and Shannon Hiebert.