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Lynn Blaser (Soprano)

Born: Canada

The Canadian soprano and teacher, Lynn Blaser, began her singing career with the Canadian Opera Children's chorus. After a B.A. in Psychology (York University) she earned a Diploma in Operatic Performance (Toronto) and ARCT (Solo Performer-Voice). Her principal voice studies were with Bernard Diamant & Patricia Kern (Toronto), Daniel Ferro (New York) and Gina Cigna (Milan). On grants from the Canadian and Italian governments, she did specialized work with Tito Gobbi (Italian repertoire), Marguerite Meyerowitz and Re Koster (French style) and many other noted coaches in Europe and the USA.

At home in many languages and styles of music, she is known as an exceptional visual and vocal actress. In opera, Lynn Blaser has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and on tour, Opera Hamilton, Opera in Concert, Calgary Opera, Guelph Spring Festival, CBC-TV and The Bermuda Festival among others.

Lynn Blaser has sung with many symphonies and choirs across Canada including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Orchestra London, Ottawa Choral Society and Symphony Nova Scotia, and in the USA at Cleveland's Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festival. In recital, she has sung in Chicago, Berlin, Paris, London, Milan as well as many cities in Canada and was presented on a concert tour of France for Jeunesses Musicales de France

Lynn Blaser currently combines her performing career with teaching Voice at the University of Toronto & privately. She is a Senior Examiner for The Royal Conservatory of Music, and in demand as a music festival adjudicator and clincian for choirs and soloists. Voice Coach to the Ontario Youth Choir for 8 years, she has many students in post graduate university programs and performing on professional stages in North America and Europe. She has served on the NATS Ontario Executive since 1998 as VP Membership and President and was Auditions Coordinator for 8 years.

Source: NATS Ontario Website (2006)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2010)

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