A recent graduate of the Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble studio program, Montreal-born baritone Bruno Roy is an acclaimed performer of opera and a broad repertoire of works with orchestra and art song. During his time at the COC he appeared on the mainstage as Second Priest in The Magic Flute, the Jailer in Tosca, as Louis Schmidt and Dr. François Roy in Louis Riel, Lamoral in Arabella, Marullo in Rigoletto and also appeared in The Nightingale and Other Short Stories.
Other recent credits include Marcello in La bohème (Highlands Opera Studio), Belcore in The Elixir of Love (Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal and Opera McGill); John Brooke in Little Women and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro (Opera McGill); Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette (Canadian Vocal Arts Institute) and L'Horloge/Le chat in L'enfant et les sortilèges (Opera on the Avalon).
The 2019 season was marked by a german debut with Oper Frankfurt in Capriccio in addition to performing in many children's operas (Hansel and Gretel, La bohème) and in concert with the company. In May 2019, he was the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with the Ottawa Choral Society under the baton of Jean-Sébastien Vallée. Other recent credits include roles debuts with Against the Grain Theatre: Baryton-Martin in Vivier’s Kopernikus and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro.
Bruno is a Recipient of the 2019 Eva & Marc Stern Fellowship at SongFest and a Western Canada District Winner of the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. He will be making his return to the operatic stage in 2021 as Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.
Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles at the Festival d’opéra de Québec.
with Carol-Anne Roussel, Louis-Charles Gagnon, Olivier Bergeron and Holly Kroeker(piano)
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Western District of the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Closed to the public.
Update: Bruno is a Winner of the Western District and moves on to Western Regionals in March 2021.
Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro
modernized, translated into English and re-staged as one of Toronto’s millennial weddings in the historic Enoch Turner School House with the audience attending as wedding guests.
with Miriam Khalil, Ally Smither, Phillip Addis, Jacques Arsenault, Maria Soulis and Gregory Finney
Bruno is a Recipient of the 2019 Eva & Marc Stern Professional Fellowship at SongFest
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with Caitlin Wood, John MacMaster, Ensemble Caelis Academy, Matthew Larkin, Christopher Gaudreault, Zak Pulak and Jean-Sébastien Vallée
Baryton-martin in one of Canada’s greatest operas
with Danielle MacMillan, Jonelle Sills, Nathalie Paulin, Krisztina Szabó, Dion Mazerolle and Alain Coulombe
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Count Almaviva in Beaujolais Beaumarchais, a truncated version of Le nozze di Figaro for young adults. See “More info” for ticket details and cast info.
Marcello in a new interpretation of La bohème in German with Puccini’s music and dialog
Diener in Capriccio, a remount of Brigitte Fassbaender’s WW2 French-resistance inspired production of this Richard Strauss opera