Measha Brueggergosman Named Artist in Residence at Opera Atelier

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Atelier has announced that Canadian Soprano Measha Brueggergosman has been named Artist In Residence for the company’s reimagined 2020-21 season.

Brueggergosman has performed with the Canadian company where she first appeared in 2008 as Elettra in Mozart’s “Idomeneo.” She has performed with L’Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, The San Francisco Symphony, the BBC Symphony, Dresden Semperoper, the Finnish National Opera, the Rome Opera, and Teatro Real Madrid. Brueggergosman also holds honorary doctorates from Acadia University, St Thomas University, the University of New Brunswick, and Concordia University.

As Artist In Residence, Brueggergosman will have a significant presence in Opera Atelier’s popular Making of an Opera program and she will work closely with Opera Atelier as it reimagines MOAO as a virtual experience for the COVID-19 world. The soprano will also be an active voice on Opera Atelier’s digital channels, sharing blog posts, photos, interviews, and unique musical content. She will also conduct a public livestreamed masterclass for young professional singers in Spring 2021.

In a statement, Brueggergosman said, “I will never stop striving to cultivate new levels of excellence and beauty as we elevate ourselves as a society and embrace our greatest potential. As such, I am proud and excited to assume the role of Artist In Residence with Opera Atelier during this unprecedented time. Throughout my life, I have been a recipient of much benevolence and grace and, in challenging times like these, it is artists and the cultural community at large who champion the way forward – educating, empowering and uniting us all. As Artist In Residence, I look forward to sharing my immense passion for music and opera with students from Opera Atelier’s youth program. I am also honored to be an ambassador to new, diverse audiences and generations while continuing to serve my loyal and devoted ‘Nearest & Dearests’ who have made my lifelong career possible.”