I am a freelance arts writer with a focus on classical music, opera, theatre, and cultural history. Since 2020 I have been a Professor of Media at the University of Guelph Humber, and at the School of Media and Communications at Seneca College (Toronto).
I have spent my life working in the worlds of media and the arts – as a writer, editor, actor, producer, director, and digital consultant.
My professional work has been published in both print and online (Opera News; Globe & Mail, The Star, and National Post; Opera Canada, Hyperallergic; CBC) and my radio work has been broadcast on CBC Radio and PRX International.
The “opera” title attached to this site does not imply a narrow focus; the “queen” does not imply any form of imperious authority. The name derives from a humorous observation a media CEO once made with relation to my passion for classical music, one that reaffirmed my commitment to cultural life.
I’m interested in exploring the arts through the lenses of performance history, politics, digital presentation, experimentation, dramaturgy, pedagogy, and programming. I endeavor to evolve my understanding while examining classical culture within a highly contextualized framework.
You can find my current CV here.