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Wendy Hatala Foley, Mezzo Soprano

Member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

PERFORMANCES

 

Lyuba - Oksanna G. Workshop, Canadian Opera Company,  Wayne Strongman conducting, February 2010.


Handel's Messiah, Choralis Camerata, Laura Thomas conducting, December 2009.


Handel's Messiah, Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil, Marc Kavid conducting, December 2009.


Death (cover) - Le Rossignol, The Canadian Opera Company, Jonathan Darlington conducting, Oct/Nov 2009.


The Witch and The Mother - Hansel and Gretel, Opera Hamilton School Tour, June 2009.

 
Fairy Queen - Iolanthe, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Robert Cooper conducting, April 2009.

Handel's Messiah, Chorus London, Gerald Fagan conducting, December 2008.

Guinia - La Vestale, Opera in Concert, November 2008.

Third Lady - The Magic Flute, Opera Hamilton, David Speers conducting, Oct/Nov 2008.

 

Concert, Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra, Roberto DeClara conducting, October 2008. 


The Witch and The Mother - Hansel and Gretel, Opera Hamilton School Tour, June 2008.


Katisha - The Mikado, Toronto Operetta Theatre, David Speers conducting, April 2008.

Beethoven's Mass in C, Mozart's Coronation Mass and Regina Coeli, Masterworks of Oakville, Darryl deMunyck conducting, February 2008.

Verdi's Requiem, Vancouver Bach Choir, UBC Choral Union and Orchestra at the Chan Centre Vancouver, Bruce Pullan conducting, December 2007.

Oakville Symphony Private Concert, Roberto DeClara conducting, November 2007.

Season Grand Finale Concert - Oakville Symphony, Roberto DeClara conducting, May 2007.

Rotary Music Festival Whitehorse, Yukon - Adjudicator, April 2007.

Vivaldi's Stabat Mater, Vancouver Island Symphony, Marlin Wolfe conducting, March 2007.

Duruflé’s Requiem, Ottawa Choral Society, Matthew Larkin conducting, February 2007.

Handel’s Messiah, Newfoundland Symphony, Marc David conducting, December 2006.

Mozart’s Requiem, Oakville Symphony, Roberto DeClara conducting, November 2006.

Women in Music Festival, Eastman School of Music, Barbara Pentland’s Sung Songs with pianist Christopher Foley, March 2006.

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Chorus London, Gerald Fagan conducting, April 2006.

Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Choralis Camerata,Laura Thomas conducting, May 2006.

Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle, Orpheus Choir and Chorus Niagara, Robert Cooper conducting, May 2005.

FROBISHER Workshop - Banff Centre, New Opera by John Estacio, February 2005.

Duruflé’s Requiem, The Amadeus Choir, Lydia Adams conducting, October 2003.

Opera Without The Soap - Opera excerpts with the Toronto Sinfonietta November 2003, Isabel Bader Theatre.

Handel’s Messiah, The Elmer Iseler Singers, Lydia Adams conducting, December 2003.

Brahm’s Alto Rhapsody & Raminsh’s Symphony of Psalms, The Amadeus Choir, Lydia Adams conducting, May 2004.

The Last Night of the Proms - Arias and duets with John Fanning and the Oakville Symphony, Roberto DeClara conducting, May 2003.

FILUMENA Workshop, Banff Centre, New Opera by John Estacio, May 2002.

Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Chilliwack Symphony, Jon van Liempt conducting, Spring 2002.

Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert’s Messe As-Dur, The Handel Society, Johann Louwersheimer conducting, December 2001.

Handel’s Messiah, Abbotsford Symphony, Johann Louwersheimer conducting, December 2001.

Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcellina, Vancouver Opera Association, Jonathan Darlington conducting, Elizabeth Bachman directing, October 2001.

Concert in Honour of Phyllis Mailing, Recital with David Lee at The Vancouver Academy of Music, November 2001.

Shifting Tides, Jean Coulthard's Four Prophetic Songs with the Vancouver New Music Ensemble, October 2001. Broadcast on C.B.C Two New Hours, January 2002.Song Circle Recital 2001.

Recital, Barbara Pentland’s Sung Songs, UBC Sunday Concert Series, 2000.

Elijah, Bruce Pullan Conducting, UBC Symphony at the Chan Centre, 2000.

Handel’s Messiah with the Handel Society, Johann Louwersheimer conducting, 2000.

The National Association of Teachers of Singing Recital, Vancouver Chapter Annual General Meeting, 2000.

Mozart's Requiem, The Vancouver Island Symphony, Marlin Wolfe, 2000.

COUNTDOWN: The Even Decades, The Vancouver New Music Ensemble in Concert, Owen Underhill, 1999.

Last Night of the Proms, The Vancouver Bach Choir and the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum, Bruce Pullan, 1999.

Showcase of Canadian Opera, Conducted by Leslie Uyeda, directed by Peter Hinton for the Opera America Conference, 1999.

Publishers Concert, Opera America Conference concert, 1999.

Out For Lunch Concert Series Recitals, Vancouver Art Gallery, Gene Ramsbottom, 1998, 1999.

Vocal Arts in Concert Recital, Phyllis Mailing, 1997.

Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio, Douglas College Choir, Pat Ralston conducting, 1997.

Handel's Messiah, Douglas College Choir, Pat Ralston conducting, 1997.

Handel's Messiah, Vancouver B Bach Choir, Bruce Pullen conducting, 1996, 1997.

Duruflé's Requiem, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Darryl Nixon conducting, 1996.

Verdi's Requiem, Vancouver Chamber Players, Clyde Mitchell conducting, 1995.

Verdi's Requiem, U.B.C. Symphony, Jesse Read conducting, 1995.

Vivaldi's Gloria, West Point Grey United Church, Charles Willet conducting, 1994.

Raminsh's Magnificant, Vancouver Cantata Singers, James Fankhauser conducting, 1993.

Wagner's Wesendonk Lieder, U.B.C. Symphony, Jesse Read conducting, 1993.

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, W.L.U. Symphony, Paul Pulford conducting, 1992.

OPERA: ROLES PERFORMED

Iolanthe (Sullivan) Fairy Queen, Toronto Operetta Theatre 2009, U.B.C. 1993
La Vestale (Mercadante) Guinia, Opera in Concert 2008
Magic Flute, Third Lady, Opera Hamilton 2008
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck) Witch/Mother, Opera Hamilton 2008
The Mikado (Sullivan) Katisha, Toronto Operetta Theatre 2008
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) Marcellina, Vancouver Opera 2001
Game Misconduct (Uyeda) Trish, Festival Vancouver 2000
Thérèse Raquin (Finnissy) Camille, Banff Centre Workshop 1996
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) Dido, Western Concert Opera 1995
The Three Penny Opera (Weill) Jenny, U.B.C. Opera 1994
The Masked Ball (Verdi) Ulrica, U.B.C. Opera 1992
Der Jasager (Weill) Mother, W.L.U. Opera 1992
The Happy Prince (Williamson) Seamstress, W.L.U. Opera 1991
The Sorcerer (Sullivan) Mrs. Partlett, Waterloo Regional G&S Society 1991

OPERA: SCENES PERFORMED

Albert Herring - Florence
Aida - Amneris
The Architect - Architect (David MacIntyre)
The Ballad of Baby Doe - Augusta Tabor
Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Rosina, Berta
Boris Godunov - Nurse
Carmen - Carmen, Mercedes
La Cenerentola - Cenerentola
Cosi fan tutte - Dorabella
Don Carlos - Princess of Eboli
Falstaff - Meg
Filumena - Maria, Mama (John Estacio)
Frobisher - Jessica (John Estacio)
Game Misconduct - Sylvia (Lelsie Uyeda)
The Gondoliers - Duchess
L’Incoronazione di Poppea - Ottavia
Le Nozze di Figaro - Marcellina
Peter Grimes - Mrs. Sedley
The Rape of Lucretia - Lucretia, Bianca
Rigoletto - Maddalena

La Vestale - Guinia (Mercadante)
Zurick 1916 - Mrs.Koritzky (Christopher Butterfield)

OTHER PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Chansons Madécasses by Ravel, Bowdoin College, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, 1998

Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Pierrot Lunaire by Schönberg, Il Tramonto by Respighi, Bowdoin College, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, 1997

Solo Voice Recital, Vancouver Academy of Music, Phyllis Mailing, 1997

20th Century Opera & Song Integration, Banff Centre for the Arts, Mary Morrison, 1996

Solo Voice Recital, Vancouver Academy of Music, Phyllis Mailing, 1996

Solo Voice Recital, Wilfrid Laurier University, David Falk, 19 92

Into the Woods, Jack’s Mother, Theatre Laurier, Leslie O’Dell, 1991

Sarcophagus (Gubaryev), Lydia Stepanovna Ptitsyna, Theatre Laurier, Leslie O’Dell, 1990

Evita, Aristocrat, Theatre Laurier, Leslie O’Dell, 1989

Trial by Jury, Bridesmaid, Mississauga City Centre Opera Jack Thompson, 1987

Amahl and the Night Visitors, Sheperdess, Mississauga City Centre Opera, Steven Cambell, 1986

La Boheme, Little Boy, Mississauga City Center Opera, Eleanor Calbes, 1984

EDUCATION

Artist Diploma, Vancouver Academy of Music, 1997.
Studied with Phyllis Mailing (voice) and Dr. Christopher Foley (coach).

Master of Music in Opera Performance, University of British Columbia, 1994.
Studied voice with Lauren Wagner and French Tickner.

Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1992.
Graduated with Honors. Studied with Dr. David Falk (voice) and Leslie De’ath (opera). Minor field in philosophy.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Drama and Voice Major, Peel School of the Performing Arts, 1988.
Graduated with honors.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Semifinalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, 2000.
Semifinalist in the CBC Radio National Competition for Performers, 1999.
Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Scholarship, 1997, 1998.
Banff Centre for the Arts Scholarship, 1996.
Vancouver Academy of Music Scholarships, 1995, 1996.
Western Concert Opera Scholarship, 1995.
Winner of the 1993-1994 University of British Columbia Concerto Competition.
Wilfrid Laurier University Music Achievement Scholarship, 1989.
Wilfrid Laurier University Music Entrance Scholarship, 1988.
Peel School of the Performing Arts Drama Contribution Award, 1988.
Canadian Opera Company Scholarship, Peel Guild, 1986.
Kiwanis Most Promising Junior Voice, Stanley Valiant Memorial Award, 1985.

 
 

 

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