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Rose-Ellen Nichols

Rose-EllenCoast Salish mezzo-soprano, Rose-Ellen received a master’s degree in opera from UBC.  While in attendance she performed in numerous productions such as: Third Lady in Mozart's - Die Zauberflotte, Marcellina in Mozart's - Le Nozze Di Figaro and Prince Orlofsky in Strauss' - Die Fledermaus.

Since UBC, she has performed throughout Canada including Dido in Purcell's - Dido and Aeneas and Hypolita in Britten’s - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (both in Banff), with Calgary Opera she appeared as Polinesso in Handel’s – Ariodante, and in Newfoundland she appeared as Zita in Puccini’s - Gianni Schicchi with Opera on the Avalon. 

Miss Nichols has also premiéred many roles including Antonia Wolff in Loydd Burrits - The dream healer, Rebecca/Red Cedar in Veda Hille’s - Jack Pine (with Vancouver Opera in the Schools), Fadila in Arthur Bachmann's - What Brought Us Here (Calgary Opera), Pauline in Stokes' – Pauline (City Opera Vancouver), Third Lady in The Lost Operas of Mozart (in this opera, librettist Maria Reva, joined three of Mozart’s unfinished operas) and most recently as Native Mother in Current's – Missing (City Opera Victoria).

In the Czech Republic, she performed both Lapák and Paní Pásková in Janacek’s - The Cunning Little Vixen and Filipievna in Tchaikovsky’s - Eugene Onegin. She returned to appear as Dorabella in Mozart’s - Cosi Fan Tutte at Prague's prestigious Estates Theatre.  At Ireland’s renowned Wexford Festival, she performed the roles of La Badessa in Puccini’s - Suor Angelica and Mrs. Todd in Menotti’s - The Old Maid and the Thief.

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