Erin Bardua

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Erin Bardua received her degree in flute performance from the University of Victoria before changing her focus to singing. Audiences currently know her as a soprano who has sung with the Talisker Players, Nota Bene Baroque Players, Pax Christi Chorale, the Toronto Sinfonietta, the Oshawa-Durham Chorus, the Arcady Baroque Ensemble, the St. James Cathedral Choir, Capella Intima, London Pro Musica, the Menno Singers, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, Opera Anonymous, Halifax Summer Opera, and more. Erin’s oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s MessiahEsther and Judas Maccabaeus, Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Vaughan Williams’ Hodie, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae solennes de confessore, Bach’s Magnificat andPassions, Saint-Säens’ Christmas Oratorio, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Her operatic roles include Nannetta (Verdi’s Falstaff), Antonia and Giulietta (Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann), numerous Mozart including Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) and  Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Alcina (Handel), Constanza (Haydn’s L’isola disabitata) and Elena (Gluck’s Paride ed Elena). Erin has also premiered leading roles in several new compositions, including Frankenstein by Andrew Ager, Regina by Elisha Denburg, Etiquette by Monica Pearce, and Heather: Cindy + Mindy = BFFs 4EVER by Christopher Thornborrow. Erin is a co-founder of Essential Opera, a concert opera company performing in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces (so far!). She is represented by Knowles Artists. More info: www.erinbardua.com and www.essentialopera.com

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