Who is The Opera Queen?

I am a freelance arts writer with a focus on classical music, opera, theatre, and history. Since 2020 I have been a Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Guelph Humber, in Toronto, Ontario.

I have spent my life working in the worlds of arts and media – 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; I’m interested in current affairs, digital presentation, musicological issues, artistic experimentation, dramaturgy, and programming as well as vocal arts and history. I endeavor to improve my experience, and the understanding of my readers, while cultivating curiosity for current arts developments within a critical, contextualized framework.

You can find my current CV here.

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